A fellow stepped on a talking scale and a voice said, "Come back when your alone." A not so encouraging response for sure. Just as a scale may be used to tell us something about ourselves physically, there are ways to measure the inward man as well. In Daniel 5 the prophet Daniel interpreted the handwriting on the wall to say that Belshazzar, the king of Babylon, had been "weighed in the balance and found wanting." Belshazzar had shown disrespect for the holy things of God and was about to meet the God of justice in the loss of his life and his kingdom.
It is a good thing to be measured by our God. Tested not by the creeds and opinions of men but by our own Creator. Examined as it were by the scriptures themselves. To have the inward person weighed on the scales that matter the most. Judged not by our height or the lack thereof, nor by the color of our skin, or by genealogy, or position and rank and titles, but on purity of heart and the values that are treasured by the one that made us in His image.
One of the things that our God looks for is singleness of purpose in our love and service to Him. Thus we are reminded in the greatest commandment to love our God with our total being (Matthew 22:37). We are warned that we cannot serve two masters (Matthew 6:24). We are instructed that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8). Perhaps the voice from the scales of God would also find us wanting, simply because what steps on the scales is just too much. Too much care and love for things of the world, too much interest in evil things, too much of self. Perhaps God would say, "Come back when your undivided, come back when your mine, totally, unequivocally mine!"
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