Thursday, December 3, 2009

Weights and Measures are the Lord's

Most of us know the standard weights and measures. However what it is to God that we use our own standards is what we don't really know. The inch is a thumb. The foot speaks for itself. The yard relates closely to a human pace, but also derives from two cubits (the measure of the forearm). The mile is in origin the Roman mille passus - a 'thousand paces', approximating to a mile because the Romans define a pace as two steps, bringing the walker back to the same foot.

For the complex measuring problems of civilization - surveying land to register property rights, or selling a commodity by length - a more precise unit is required.

The solution is a rod or bar, of an exact length, kept in a central public place. From this 'standard' other identical rods can be copied and distributed through the community.In Egypt and Mesopotamia these standards are kept in temples. The basic unit of length in both civilizations is the cubit, based on a forearm measured from elbow to tip of middle finger. When a length such as this is standardized, it is usually the king's dimension which is first taken as the norm.

Our standards as of today are taken from what King?. What ever king it is he was not Jesus Christ. Here is a scripture passage explaining we have to have perfect weights and measures.

King James version Deuteronomy 25:15
But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Perfect wieghts and measures . If only Jesus Christ is perfect then how can we use some oblong oddboll imperfect creature like a King who isnt Gods express image. Here's why it is wrong to use standard measurement. The whole universe was created by God. Everything he set into place he set into place exactly to his own measurements. Adam himself was not who all things were created through. All things were created through Gods son. He is the living Word of God made flesh. The universal measurements that have been discovered are not so universal yet we can use metrics more perfectly then we can standards. How many men and woman are serious about the adage everymans home is his castle?. Let's say every man is king in his own home. Think of the long term impressions in a persons mind. Is everyman going around measuring things as though his own body is the standard measurement for which he can perfectly measure things by. Maybe thats why everyone is overweight. Maybe some dufus king or President somewhere is obese or overgrown and everyone is trying to measure their own eating to the larger persons. maybe there are so many people playing king of the castle in their homes its like a chain reaction. One person eats more so then creates a standard to the neighbor who eats more and so and so forth. Can you see how imperfect standard measurement is?. Here is some more scriptures about weights and measures.
Leviticus 19:36
Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt
Proverbs 20:10
Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD
Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight
Leviticus 19:35
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure

This one stands out the most to me!!

Proverb 16:11
A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Why this scripture stands out to me is this. As I explained in the first paragraph all things were created through christ. Although there was ephah and cubits which Noah used. Jesus came here himself . He was the second Adam. Because creation is his work and we now know that we can measure things according to the distance of one end of the earth to the other. Also we can measure using scientific means like time. Using the atomic clock and nano seconds. These more perfect measurements dont rest well with the lazy and with those who like most of humanity have pervaded justice in some measure and adapted to corrupt perceptions of wieghts and measure. Steroids for example is widely accepted. Over eating and football hero. Giant wrestlers and basketball stars. How about just plain stupidity is really more of a standard then the universal standards of Christ and his work. Gods work has greater standards and more perfect standards then the work of any artist or the birth of anyone conceived in sin born in proportions of their ancestors not the perfection of Christs Glory from which all things were created. He is on his throne we need only look to him to be absolutely certain that the universe is more perfect in measure then the length of a kings arm or a worse the neighbors or youre bosses. I hope you understand what I am saying in this blog. The kingdom of heaven is within us. The perfect weights sustained by heaven is not sustained by earthly thrones . God doesnt measure according to any thrones here. All thrones will be judged from a higher throne. Especially youre neighbor or bosses throne and even yours. 
Here is some more scriptures.

Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight
Proverbs 6:11
Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

Hosea 12:7
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress

Amos 8:5
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

Ezekiel 45:10
Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath

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