Across the Preacher’s Desk: The Scales!

December 31, 2020 - Have you ever thought about the role that scales play in all of our lives? Remember those scales outside stores years ago? The ones you put a penny in for your weight or a nickel and you got your weight and your horoscope. I remember getting on some talking scales one time, put in my money and the scales said “one at a time please!”

We also make use of scales to purchase things by weight, especially in the meat market. Yet, we also purchase things like flour, sugar, meal, dried beans and other items by their weight. I remember as a boy, going in to the 5 and 10 cent store to buy candy by weight.

At the candy counter, they had those old fashioned balance scales. The clerk put a weight on one side of the scale and candy in the hopper on the other side of the scale. They kept adding candy to the hopper and when they “balanced” or “equaled” you had the desired amount of candy.

Someday, God is going to put us on the “balance scales.” For this coming year, let’s resolve that we are going to live God’s kind of life and live it God’s way. We don’t want to come to the end of our journey and have it said of us as it was Belshazzar, “thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.” (Daniel 5:27)

It’s something to think about… tbp

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