by Macy Johnson
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
Who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
(Isaiah 5:20 NIV)
Jonathan 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.
The 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.
Suzanne 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 toward perfection.
“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)
I will conform my will to the Truth of Jesus and my ways to His Word. I hope you will, too!