Scales record a measurement

And the weight of its unit won’t lie;

It’s an absolute authority

Where extra calories cannot be disguised.

In the scale of the universe

We are all very insignificant;

A dot compared to God’s glory

A vapour in measurement.

The scales need to fall from our eyes

If we’re to receive a revelation;

As we understand we’ve been deceived

Trusting in head knowledge and mere sensations.

The hardened skin around our heart

Needs to scale and peel away,

When God miraculously sets us free

From darkness unto day.

Kindness and love are immeasurable

And their dose can be increased;

As it’s a just weight in His delight

When honesty and gentleness meet.

Imagine if God used scales indeed

To measure our wrong from right…

What’s truth from lies, and who we really are

We all fall short in His sight.

But God does not use scales

Since our sin is heavy indeed;

He required a spotless sacrifice

To appease His wrath and to intervene.

The weight of all our troubles

Is a burden we shouldn’t carry;

Instead we hand them over to the Lord

So the scale of same isn’t tarried.

Scales absorb our weight

But when our troubles are truly released,

Along with all problems and pain

We will finally have joy and peace.

(C) P.B. 2019

“Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord. But a just weight is His delight.” Proverbs 11:1

“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits.” Proverbs 16:2

“Diverse weights and diverse measures, they are both alike, an abomination to the Lord.” Proverbs 20:10

“Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.” Acts 9:18

“But the fruit of the Spirt is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23