by Macy Johnson
“Woe to those who call evil good and
Who put darkness for light and light
Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for
(Isaiah 5:20 NIV)
Cahn, in his Book of Mysteries, describes weights used in ancient times to
determine values. Altered weights made an item appear heavier or more valuable
than it actually was. This reminds me of how differing weights are man’s way of
twisting the Truth to conform to his desires. When a civilization redefines its
values away from God and the created order, altering its measures of right and
wrong, it is turning man into God. These are signs of corruption in society.
pendulum swings one way and then the other until it settles in the center. God’s
Truth is in the center of His will. To swerve to one side or the other from His
Word in order to satisfy our human desires or beliefs brings disaster. Narrow
is the gate for those walking in the Truth. Wide is the gate of the world.
Davenport Tietjen wrote, “Repetition is good, and as I know well, helps with
keeping balance.” There is great truth in doing the right thing over and over
again. When I practice playing the piano, the music molds into my hands, mind,
and heart over time. I immediately know when an errant note slips into my
fingers. It doesn’t feel or sound right. The more I perform a piece, it moves
“Give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down,
shaken together and running over,
will be poured into your lap.
For with the measure you use,
it will be measured to you.”
(Luke 6:38 NIV)
conform my will to the Truth of Jesus and my ways to His Word. I hope you will,