Get on the Scale! :: Warren Wiersbe
Read 1 Samuel 2:1-11
What a startling statement Hannah makes in verse 3: “For the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.” You and I can weigh only material things, but God can weigh the spiritual. He sees whether our lives are made up of “gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble” (1 Co 3:12). Certainly He weighs the motives behind our actions. Jesus told the Pharisees that they lost their reward because they lived for the praise of men. He weighed their actions and revealed their hypocrisy.
God is able to weigh the inner man. “The soul of the diligent shall be made fat,” promises Proverbs 13:4b. This suggests that the inner man, the “hidden man of the heart” (1 Pe 3:4), grows in response to our spiritual diet and exercise. “He that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat,” says Proverbs 28:25. Faith adds spiritual muscles to the inner man and helps us grow in the Lord.
How sensitive many people are when you talk about their weight—or lack of it! Are we just as sensitive when it comes to weighing the inner man? Is God going to say to us, “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting” (Dan 5:27)?
(Copyright, Warren W. Wiersbe. First appeared in Thoughts for Men on the Move. May not be copied or reproduced without express written permission of the author.)