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There are many ways to get money quickly. You might steal money. You might cheat other people. You might make an evil plan. These methods are all evil. If you do these things, then you will suffer punishments and troubles (v. 21). You should earn money from your work. This is slower than if you steal. But God will be pleased with you because you are honest (v. 22). Sometimes we want to punish people who hurt us. This is not a good attitude. We should forgive people (Rom. 12:17-21). We should even love our enemies (Matt. 5:44). But God will punish evil people, if they do not ask God to forgive them. See (Deut. 32:35.) Diverse weights’ refers to the loaded scales a merchant might use to cheat his customers (v. 23). Dishonesty is a difficult sin to avoid. It is easy to cheat if we think no one is looking but it effects the very core of a person.
I never want to take dishonesty lightly. Even the smallest portion will contain enough poison to kill my Spiritual life. Lord, help me to always be above board and completely honest with everyone.
An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end. Do not say, "I will repay evil"; wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you. Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good. A man's steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way? It is a snare to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only after making vows. A wise king winnows the wicked and drives the wheel over them. The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts. Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld. The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair. Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.
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