The divine verdict is in the words of the king,
his pronouncements must not act treacherously against justice.
Honest scales and balances are from the Lord;
all the weights in the bag are his handiwork.
Genetically modified foods are all the outrage right now. Between that and fluoridated drinking water, I’m pretty sure we’re supposed to think that if we consume these things we’ll all become zombies. Monsanto has become a dirty word in most houses and engineered foods are going to destroy food supplies around the world.
While, I don’t know that there is justification in support of the GMO war that’s going on right now, I do wonder from time to time. Of course, if we could truly prove that they cause cancer or whatever the issue is, then we should stop using them. But, I do wonder what God thinks about our scientifically modified products. What does God think about vaccines? What does God think about electricity? I don’t know. And I don’t think there are answers.
I don’t think God is surprised by all this. In fact, I’m sure He’s not.
However, while I don’t think we will find an argument for or against GMO food, we do find an argument for honesty. People should be honest in their lives and business dealings. Honest scales and balances are something that is from God. As are all the weights in the bag.
What does that mean? Well, I’d venture to guess that the proverb is talking about the fact that God created the world and the physics of it that make a balance even. He also created the weights they use. And he created the science that says and object made of the same material and density in the same size will weigh the same.
Therefore, we can conclude that God is the creator of Justice, Honesty and fairness. Even if we can’t logically conclude that from my deduction, there are many other places where we could.
So, it must also be very upsetting when people use the physics and general working order of the world God created to benefit themselves by taking advantage of someone else.
The next time you even consider a dishonest deal, remember that God made the logic and scales with which honest deals are measured. He knows if the deal you’re making is honest and good. Of course you know, and it’s your responsibility not to take advantage of people.