Honest Scales

Proverbs 11:1-8(NIV)

1The Lord detests dishonest scales,
but accurate weights find favor with him.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.

The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivers from death.

The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,
but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

The righteousness of the upright delivers them,
but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

I stopped by a gas station and started filling up the other day and thought of how quickly this digital display counts up the total gas purchase.  I recall the time when the whole mechanism was mechanical to count the amount of gasoline being pumped and the total price of the fill-up.  There was a sticker from a Government agency regulating this gasoline pump.  The grocery store will also have these stickers form the agency regulating measurements and weights as this will help to ensure consumer protection from resellers who attempt to rip off customers.

The Bible is clear about dishonest scales and how God wants fairness when it comes to transactions between buyers and sellers.  God detests dishonest scales where you are deliberately cheating the customer.  Unfortunately, the internet is full of online resellers claiming to sell legitimate product, only to disappear into thin air.  It’s a buyer beware market out there, but it’s good to know that God warns us of quick riches and wants us to pursue righteousness and walking down the straight path.

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