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Deuteronomy 25-27: Weights and Measures
In Deuteronomy 25-27, Moses reviews many of the statutes and rules, given by God, that the children of Israel were to live their lives by. One of these rules was concerning weights and measurements.
Weights and measurements are the standards by which we measure things. I read a quote recently that says:
“We’re always wanting God to deal with the problem of evil, but we rarely want God to deal with the evil in our hearts… and that’s a problem.” —Rick Atchley
When I read this passage about the weights and measurements, I thought about that quote. If we use different standards for the sin of others than we do our own sin, that’s a problem. It’s a really big problem! The Bible tells me, clearly, that I am not to have two different kinds of weights or two different kinds of measurement. The evil (or sin) in the life of someone else is just as much an abomination in the eyes of God as the sin in my own life.
At the end of chapter 26, Moses reminds the Israelites why it was so important for them to keep the statutes and rules God set down for them:
“This day the Lord your God commands you to do these statutes and rules. You shall, therefore, be careful to do them with all your heart and with all your soul. You have declared today that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in His ways, and keep His statutes and His commandments and His rules, and will obey His voice. And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for His treasured possession, as He has promised you, and that you are to keep all His commandments, and that He will set you in praise and in fame and in honor high above all nations that He has made, and that you shall be a people holy to the Lord your God, as He promised” (Deuteronomy 26:16-19).
Today, let’s remind ourselves of the importance of using the same weights and measurements in our own lives that we are so quick to use in the lives of others. Let’s be a people holy to the Lord our God!
I love this quote from Rick Atchley: "We’re always wanting God to deal with the problem of evil, but we rarely want God to deal with the evil in our hearts… and that’s a problem.” So much truth there!
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