Friday, July 13, 2018

Daily Devotion: Common Sense About Honesty

Bible Reading: Proverbs 11:1-9

Key Verse: Verse 1 – "A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight."

Key Words: A false balance is abomination

A person of integrity takes personal delight in honest business dealings.

A housewife went into the local food store and asked the butcher for a chicken weighing four pounds. The butcher had only one chicken left, and it weighed three pounds. “I’m sorry,” said the woman, “It isn’t quite big enough. I will have to go to another store.”

The butcher, who was dishonest and didn’t want to lose a customer, stopped her and said, “Madam, I just remembered that I may have one more chicken in the freezer. Please wait one moment.” He took the three pound chicken to the back, waited a short time, and returned still holding the same chicken. “You’re in luck, Madam,” he said. “I found another chicken.” He placed it on the scale weighing it and as he did pressing his thumb on the scale to make it four pounds. “There you are, Madam. Will you take this one?”

The customer thought for a moment. “Tell you what, Sir,” she said, “Since you were so helpful I will take both chickens.”

The story makes us smile because we do not like to be cheated and we like to think that the fraudulent merchant gets caught at his own game. We agree that “a false balance is abomination.”

What to do:
✞ Understand that your sin will always be found out!!

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