Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Today's Bible Lesson

Having finished my novel on the flight yesterday, I had nothing to read when I woke up this morning in the hotel room.

I opened the Gideon Bible to a random page.

Deuteronomy 25

14 "You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small.

15 "You shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure, that your days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

16 "For all who do such things, all who behave unrighteously, are an abomination to the Lord your God.

Amen to that.

I do hope Concordia is considered to satisfy the spirit of the directive if not the specifics.

1 comment:

George Fletcher said...

So the "spirit" of cooperation and working together would be more appropriately supported by Psalm 133:1 "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!"

As for this passage, the point is to not be dishonest by having two different weights or containers for measuring things. Dishonesty, and taking advantage of others is "an abomination to the Lord."