Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light.
Deuteronomy 25:13 (NIV)
Under Canadian legislation, anyone applying for immigration status in Canada has the right to have a fair and impartial decision-maker. The courts have indicated that it is necessary to avoid even the possibility or perception of bias. Examples of situations of bias, or the perception of bias, may include: judging a matter before it is heard, prejudicial attitude, previous involvement in a case and a relationship between the decision-maker and one of the interested parties such as a financial interest.
If you’ve ever looked closely at a gas pump as you’ve been filling your car, you will often notice a sticker that the pump has been inspected and meets government standards for honestly pumping gas according to what it reads on the pump. We may feel these days like we’re getting gouged at the gas pumps, but at least the pump itself isn’t cheating us. God expects His people to always act honestly in business dealings. In Deuteronomy 25:13 we read “Do not have two differing weights in your bag – one heavy, one light.” In the days before everything was digitalized, weighing things was done with actual weights. Dishonest businessmen would use a heavier weight to cheat the buyer. God warns against that. He is by nature completely honest. The Bible says that it is impossible for Him to lie. That ought to mark our lives as well. In every relationship we have, business or not, we are called to represent God’s nature. We are called to a life of integrity and honesty in all things. Let’s take time regularly to examine our hearts and lives and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal anywhere we might have been dishonest, and then do whatever is necessary to correct it.
These have been words from the heart.