This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and it’s a great reminder to live a balanced life.
Proverbs 11:1, says that a false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.
On the surface, this verse deals with being honest in the marketplace.
A false balance is something that gives the appearance of making every effort to do what’s right… but it’s actually using its “Position” or “Implied Authority” to Deceive.
In other words, a false balance in the marketplace is a perfect example of Hypocrisy.
This is the obvious application, but the main reason that I like this verse is because it reminds me to make sure that my life is balanced.