“The LORD detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.”- Proverbs 20:23
“Dishonest scales” refers to the loaded scales a merchant might use in order to cheat the customers. Dishonesty is a difficult sin to avoid. It is easy to cheat if we think no one else is looking. But dishonesty affects the very core of a person. It makes him untrustworthy and untrusting. It eventually makes him unable to know himself or relate to others.
Don't take dishonesty lightly. Even the smallest portion of dishonesty contains enough of the poison of deceit to kill your spiritual life. If there is any dishonesty in your life, tell God about it now.
Dear Almighty God, My ‘inmost places’ are not accustomed to the light of your Love.
Teach me to practice truth in my inmost being.
Teach me the wisdom of honesty where it matters the most.
May I be a person who no longer has a need to hide.
Make me a person whose insides are full of truth and wisdom.
In Jesus name, amen.