Sunday, January 1, 2017

day no. 13,950: standards and measures

Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 20:10
Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 20:23
Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and false scales are not good.

A false balance is either a standardized falsehood or falsifying a fact.

A standardized falsehood is erecting a lie as the means against which reality is measured.

For example, erecting a standard that gender is fluid.

It is not and insisting that it is and enforcing norms that require common people to acquiesce is an abomination to the Lord.

Falsifying a fact is lying about a clearly understood standard in order to gain unjustly.

For example, fudging a scale so as to make a pound weigh only 14 ounces in order to withhold 2 ounces per transaction from the purchasers.

This recognizes and takes advantage of the accepted standard in order to defraud others.

A just weight is one God recognizes (Isaiah 5:20) or one we recognize and honor with respect to what is commonly held (Proverbs 3:27)

There are objective standards which cannot be fudged and subjective standards which must be followed in order to fulfill our obligation to honor just weights.

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