Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God. (Deut. 25:13-16)
The people of Israel were not to cheat one another, personally or in business, with a large weight when buying and a small weight when selling in order to cheat others and profit thereby. The Israelites were to trust God and do righteously and fairly when conducting any transaction, whether shopping or business, that they might be blessed by God. God is our provider and demands holiness and for us to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. God promised the children of Israel that if they would be fair and just He would take care of them and lengthen their days because of their faith and obedience to this and all His commands.
God desires for His people to do as He would do and gives many examples in His Word. We are to be fair in all matters of transactions with one another, with our neighbors, and in business. We are not to expect something for nothing, cheat with the balance and scales, or demand special treatment just because of our associations, another church member, or because we think we deserve it. God has given us grace in the Salvation He has purchased for us through His Son and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary. Our faith in Him and our repentance is not a license to sin more or continue in sin, but to live a life of liberty, free to live as He would have us live in Him. For the Christian who has received forgiveness by grace through faith, we are not our own and our life is crucified with Christ and so we are dead to ourselves. This lost and dying world may put a thumb on the scale, or sand in the bag, but we are to be different and holy before the Lord that others may come to know Him through what we say and do.
God has sent those who are His and know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.