All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.Proverbs 16:2
God has a pair of balances in His hand. It contains our deeds and words on one side of the scale. On the other side of the scale is His Word. Are we living up to His Word? Are the scales balanced? Do our actions and words line up with the Word of God? God is not only judging our actions, but the heart behind the actions. In this way, His judgment is just and perfect. His scales are perfect.
These scales are different than the ones that allah, the false god of Islam carries. In Islam, you only have to do 51% good in order to make it to heaven. All the while, the Muslims are in fear of the scales, because they don’t know where they stand. God has a remedy for that fear. Come to Jesus as your Lord and Savior! Jesus lived a life of righteousness on our behalf. We can partake of His righteousness by walking in His actions and words with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. If you are in Christ, the scales are already balanced! Your life is equal to the standard of Christ as long as you abide in Christ, who did NO SIN. If there is sin in your life, even for a moment, it will throw the scales out of balance. A just and morally perfect life is the only life that will balance the scales and meet God’s approval. Only a life conformed to Jesus Christ will measure up.
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.Proverbs 11:1
A just weight and balance are the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag are his work.Proverbs 16:11
Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.Proverbs 20:23
God is not just concerned about a merchant’s scales being in balance. He cares about your heart being in balance. When we are in sin, our lives do not measure up to the standard of Jesus Christ. Only by forsaking the sin and repenting will God be able to restore us to moral perfection that is found only by faith in Jesus Christ.
Notice that a just weight is God’s work. We are His workmanship in Christ Jesus. As we submit our heart to Christ, the Father does a work of righteousness in us. It is a holy cooperation between God and man. God expects us to rule our hearts with His commandments and precepts. A life out of balance is abomination to God! It is morally disgusting and filthy to Him. It will not abide in His sight. In the last day, Christ will say “away from me, all you workers of iniquity”. They were found in sin. Their ways were not equal. The scales were out of balance.
Only a life lived in self sacrificial love of Christ will measure up in the last day. Only those who love God and others with all their heart will pass the test. Is your life balanced on God’s scales? The measuring of your life belongs to Him. He wants everyone to pass the test and measure up to His standard. That’s why He has told us His standard before the judgment comes. We must be holy in love by picking up our cross daily and following Jesus. A life spent reading and studying the Word of God, praying without ceasing, praising and thanking God, speaking the Truth in love to our neighbors, doing good for all that will let us do good for them. This is the standard of righteousness in Christ Jesus. It is the strait and narrow way and few there be that find it! Don’t be out of balance today. Get right with God by DOING those things that are pleasing in His sight. Walk by faith of Jesus Christ. In so doing, you will obtain eternal life and will be sure that your life is in balance on judgment day. Brothers, sisters, keep your heart with all diligence! Amen.