A false balance is abomination to the Lord; but a just weight is his delight. Proverbs 11:1
Being a follower of Christ in today’s world, whether it’s in the work force, at church, or at home, brings with it many responsibilities. Daily we are faced with decisions and temptations on whether or not we will take unfair advantage over those with whom we come in contact. A business owner may be tempted to overcharge for his services, a church leader may be tempted to manipulate the flock in order to run things his way, and an out-of-town spouse may be tempted to be unfaithful.
Scripture says that unrighteous dealings are sickening to the Lord, but an honest person is His delight. We are to build good relationships through honesty and integrity. The next time you find yourself in a position that requires moral or ethical discernment, ask yourself, “Am I being my Lord’s delight?” If not, ask God to give you strength to be honest in your dealings with others.
Lord, thank You for giving me the desire to be honest in my dealings with others. Continue to help me in this critical area of my life.