Proverbs 11:1 (NLT)
11:1 The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights.

God extends His righteousness towards men. Therefore those who take righteousness to heart and spread it to other men are following God’s desire. In His holiness, fraudulent practices, dishonesty in dealing with others, and deceitfulness are abominations to God. We find in the verse above that God detests those who try to deceive others for their own profit and gain. When it comes to money men often justify their decisions because of their love of money. But God wants it understood that stealing from another by dishonesty is a sin. He delights instead in those who use fairness and equality of trades.

In many court rooms around our nation are modern day statues of Lady Justice. She is blindfolded to indicate justice should be dealt with fairly and objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of identity, power or weakness. Lady Justice also holds a double edged sword in her right hand representing the power of reason and justice. The double edge sword can be swung in two directions either for or against the parties present. In her left hand is a set of evenly balanced scales with which the strengths of support are weighted against those of opposition. There is justice and rightness in fair scales that weight correctly. God wants us to see that we must always be just and fair. The balance scales are not only used in ways that affect us monetarily, but also affect the circumstances of our life. Pray men would be righteous and just in dealing with all people. Pray God’s righteousness would be extended to others throughout the world.