fair is faithful

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fair is faithful

Deuteronomy 25:13-16 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 25:13 “Do not have differing weights in your bag, one heavy and one light.
Deuteronomy 25:14 Do not have differing dry measures in your house, a larger and a smaller.
Deuteronomy 25:15 You must have a full and ethical weight, a full and ethical dry measure, so that you may live long in the land Yahveh your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 25:16 For everyone who does such things and acts unfairly is repulsive to Yahveh your God.

fair is faithful

When I first went overseas as a missionary, I learned that some vendors in the market would automatically charge me or my wife more because of the color of our skin. The assumption was that we were white, therefore rich, so we could afford to pay extra. A fellow missionary who was a native to that country was angry when he found that his wife was experiencing the same treatment because she also was white skinned.

The Israelites were to have the same standards for doing business with everyone. They were not to cheat a foreigner, or someone from a different tribe — with different standards. To do so would be repulsive to God. It would reflect upon his character. He wanted his people to be fair with others. To be fair was to be faithful.

Lord, make us people who reflect your fairness.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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