Are you counting on your good deeds to outweigh your bad deeds?

Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!  Job 31:6 Job is willing to have his life actions be placed on a scale….and not just any scale, in the balances of God.  God’s balance is a just balance.   Job is confident that if he comes out on the short end,  he is … More Are you counting on your good deeds to outweigh your bad deeds?

The Master Carpenter

Jeremiah 51: 20 “You are my hammer and weapon of war: with you I break nations in pieces; with you I destroy kingdoms; 21 with you I break in pieces the horse and his rider; with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer; 22 with you I break in pieces man and woman; with you … More The Master Carpenter

Loving Discipline

Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you … More Loving Discipline

False Balances

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. John Piper, in a 1987  sermon, “The Pleasure of God in Public Justice” The implications here are very far-reaching. But let’s get the specific picture clear in our minds. Suppose you were a merchant in the Old … More False Balances