Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Even-Handed Justice of Man

By Ron Thomas

“A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work. (Proverbs 16:11, NKJV).
    In this exhortation of the Holy Spirit, the king over his people is not one who is to sustain his own pleasures with corrupting influences. Instead, he lives by the standard that is of God. When issues need to be properly judged, the king is to have a standard that is even-handed and right.
    The only standard known to man that is that way is the standard that belongs to the Lord. Too often man gets in the way of himself as he tries to administer justice; the subjectivity of evaluating motives makes justice not even-handed at all!
    A prime example of this is secular progressivism/liberalism. There is no chance for justice to be rendered even-handedly across the board because the standard of measurement is always floating, changing and fluid. My friends, reject the ways of man (Proverbs 14:12) and accept the ways of the Lord.

- Ron Thomas served as preacher and an elder for the Highway Church of Christ, Sullivan, IL, for many years. Currently he is in transition to Chillicothe, OH. He may be contacted at

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