“Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity.” Job 31:6.
I am so thankful that we have the book of Job, in which God attests to Jobs integrity. Without it, I am confident that most of us would have chimed in with his interrogators. An even balance has two sides to it; one is your side and the other is God’s. Most of us are unable or unwilling to use just weights when weighing others. We have our own set of weights deep down in our pockets, and we are quick to draw them out and throw them on the scales when prompted. We have become adept at finding just the right weight in order to tip the scales in our favor or that of a friend. This is what Job’s “friends” did. They had their “weights” of tradition, experiences and observations with which they weighed Job, and still they were all wrong.
Dr. Charles Keen said, “The devil knows nothing of balance”, and it is obvious that many of God’s children are lacking in this grace also. Job knew that his heart was right with God, and his desire was to be weighed by Him. Aren’t you glad God doesn’t use the same weights to measure you as others do when judging you? Not only should we pray that our personal life be pleasing to God, but we must also pray that our judgment of others, with whom we agree and disagree, will be carried out by a just weight and an even balance.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.