God’s Delight–A Just Weight


A Just Weight, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.


The scale came to be mine when I handed over $2.50 to the thrift store clerk. I had thought of such an instrument for my Ebay business—a business which admittedly, at this time, is but an indistinct vision in my probably over-active, non-realistic cranium.

I’m convinced of the wisdom of God, our creator, but if per chance there is an place where He slipped up a bit, it surely is in the area of the disproportionate rate of the decline of the body and of the mind. Several years ago my skittering mind refused to move on, and even yet considers itself a teen-ager, while my body–well aware that in just over a year, seventy candles will be on its birthday cake—screeches, and distinctly yelps, “Slow down!”

Anyway, back to the scale that my mind instructed me to buy for my budding business at which my body sneers. It’s a nice little piece, this Pelouze postal scale, although when I checked its accuracy—using a can of diet Coke, I found it to be heavy by two ounces. I reached to the back and fiddled with the zero adjustment knob until I judged my scale to be precise. For I understand the call to balanced weights, and to exact measurements.


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The root of my understanding comes from God. Clearly, the principle is embedded throughout His Word—from early Genesis to the final words of Revelation. Consider these.

Job cries out:

“Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.” Job 31:6

And in Proverbs:

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.”

What a blessed understanding is in these scriptures.. When we step on God’s scales, when He weighs our actions, when He judges our faith and our works, He wants them evenly balanced. God orders just, exact, precise balance in every portion of our lives, whether it concerns earthly things as we deal with our fellowman or if it is of the inner man—our souls, our spirits.

False, uneven, dishonest? God hates such. It is an abomination to Him. Just, orderly, even? God delights in it!


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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4 Responses to God’s Delight–A Just Weight

  1. Jana Allard says:

    Great post. I wish more people could understand the concept of balance in all things.

    BTW what is your E-Bay name? I occasionally sell some of Bryn’s things on E-Bay. I go by jand4bs

    I have been trying to catch up reading all the posts I have missed while gone on WAY Choir tour. Although I didn’t have enough time to comment on all of them, I did enjoy the read.

  2. inhisgrace says:

    i like how you take everyday instances and how they remind you of something that God spoke to you before. thank you. you’re always such a great blessing.

  3. Shirley says:

    Jana, read carefully. “…Ebay business—a business which admittedly, at this time, is but an indistinct vision in my probably over-active, non-realistic cranium.”

    I’ll take a look at your spot.

    See you in a few weeks at camp! Yes! It will be cool! Yes, yes, yes.

  4. The same day you posted this entry, mom & I had a discussion about balance in our lives. It was a confirmation to us that God is looking for that, that there is a TIME and PURPOSE for everything under heaven! Thanks for this.

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