Scales have a way to be leveled out to zero so that the weights are accurate. When doing business, you want to be sure that scales are zeroed out so that you are not overcharging or undercharging a person. When weighing yourself, you usually first check that the scale is on zero because you do not want any help adding more pounds to your weight.
Over the years, many people have done things to their scales to overcharge people. Extra weight was added to make it charge more. Gasoline pumps were configured to give less gasoline for the price. These things are actions of greed and God detests greed. The proverb continues to say that “he delights in accurate weights.” Accurate weights are true weights. They are honest weights. There is effort taken to be sure that they are accurate.
The person with accurate weights goes the extra mile to always ensure that the weights are accurate. They take the time because they are honest. They are of good character. They walk with integrity. The Lord delights in their honesty. The Lord delights in the Truth. Today’s a great day to check the scales in your life.
“The LORD detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights.” – Proverbs 11:1 [NLT]