Proverbs 20: 9-11 (NLT)
9Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin"? 10The
LORD despises double standards of every kind. 11Even children are known by the
way they act, whether their conduct is pure and right.

Solomon’s proverbs offer words of wisdom to the reader. The first question is
rhetorical in that it asks can a person cleanse themselves from sin. It becomes
a lamentation of the corruptness of mankind to say they are not pure and free
from sin, because there is no one who can make that statement. Then Proverbs
says the Lord hates double standards. The Greek words refer to unequal weights.
A lighter weight is used for buying and a heavier weight is used for selling
therefore there is a double standard in the way things are handled. And versus
11, parents watching their children can see their conduct from the beginning
and know if it is pure and right.

We are all born with sin and there is no escaping it. Take a bottle away from a
child who is feeding, it does not take long before there is an angry response
demanding the bottle back. Watch as a mother picks up one young child, suddenly
the other child will start to demand the attention of the mother as sibling
jealousy sets in. What happens when one child has a toy the other wants? It’s
not long before the other child it taking it away because of greed. Leave out 1
candy bar for 3 kids, usually a war ensues over the candy bar. Sin is part of
our nature, and if we claim as adults we have no sin then we are thinking in
double standards. For God allows us to see the sin in children. How much
greater is the sin in our adult lives where we have learned to plot and plan
with our flesh. The good news is Jesus Christ died on Calvary’s cross for all
those sins that who so ever believe in Him should not perish, but have ever
lasting life. A wonderful, everlasting life with Jesus in heaven just for
placing your faith and trust in Him as Lord and Savior of your life. If you
haven’t done that pray now that Jesus would save you from sin. If Jesus has
saved you from sin, pray and thank Him for the wonderful gift He has given you
and everyone else you know that has trusted Him.