Transformation Meditation… Whatever things are Just.
In this weeks episode of New Day Meditation, we will be diving into and transforming our minds with thoughts that are just.
The primary verses that we will be focussing on are found in the Old Testament books of Proverbs 11:1 and Micah 6:8.
These two verses of scripture have so much to say and are so powerful in their essence… beloved…Let’s just say that they can be used to govern one’s whole lifestyle.
A Look at Proverbs 11:1.
When we explore the scripture out of the King James Version of the Bible… Proverbs 11:1 reads like this…
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.
Have you ever experienced a verse in your Bible that always seem to strike a chord with you?
I’m sure that you have…
Proverbs 11:1 is one of the verses that always does that for me. I mean since the first time I read it, and even until this day still plays a high note in my mind.
We All Need Balance.
I’m not sure what comes to your mind when you think about the words “balance and just.
But for me… I sometimes get this vision of the lady in the blindfold holding the scales of justice.
This brings me to my next verse where the prophet Micah instructs us with these words found in Micah 6:8.
He has shown you, o man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8 is one of those verses that as you read it, you want to do it.
It’s the type of instruction that makes you want to pray…Lord, please work in me both the will and the way to do your good pleasure.
At least it does for me anyways.
To do the things that God desires of us, they first have to become important to us.
This is where meditation plays such a pivotal role in our lives as followers of Christ Jesus.
I’m reminded of the instructions to meditate given to us by the prophet Joshua.
God told us through him that we are to meditate on his word day and night.
And so doing this would give us the ability to observe to do according to all that is written in the Word of God.
You see when we meditate on the word and things of God they slowly begin to take root in our heart and soul.
The word then becomes flesh.
Let’s talk More About Balance.
When you or I think about balance…we must continue to recognize that life is a balancing act, so to speak.
Proverbs 11:1 tells us that a false balance is an abomination to the Lord…
God is a God of perfect balance and perfection… We also need to settle in our hearts and minds that he is a God of justice as well.
He can do everything… and everything that God does is right… There is no unrighteousness in God. No… not any!
Though we don’t always understand why God allows some things to happen in our lives or in the lives of those around us…
God is still a God that is in control and he always has a great purpose for what he allows.
Every one that is of rational thinking wants what is fair and balanced to take place in their own lives and in the life of their loved ones and friends.
Things are not always what they seem to be.
Sometimes when things don’t go the way that we want them to go it can sometimes cause us great discouragement. But we can rest assured that God sees all and he knows all.
There is nothing in the life of the believer that God is not concerned with and God wants us… as his children to live balanced lives.
But did you know that it is not in man to direct his own steps?
Most of us as human beings don’t want to believe that we don’t know how to come in and out.
Yet God tells us in the Proverbs 3:7 not to be wise in our own eyes… He also tells us in Proverbs 20:24 that man’s goings are of the Lord…
how can a man then understand his own way?
And yet here we find another verse that really seals the deal in Jeremiah 10:23…
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
You might be asking what does all of this have to do with balance an justice?
Well, beloved, it has a great deal to do with it.
Where Does a Balanced Life Begin?
I’m not sure if you have ever noticed, but we are a people that can go to extremes… What I mean by this is that we have a tendency to be lopsided in what we do or think sometimes.
This is one of the deeper things that God brings to our attention when he talks about a false balance.
You see, a false balance is not only to be equated to what you and I can measure out on the scale.
It has to do with how we do life in all other areas as well.
Let me give you a few examples of how we can go to extremes or as the Bible calls it… having a false balance.
Working too much.
Not working enough or being slothful.
Eating too much.
Or thinking that you are overweight and not eating enough.
Not getting enough exercise.
Or being obsessed with outer appearances and exercising too much.
The area of discipline.
Sometimes as parents we may discipline our children too much… and other times, not enough.
There are many examples of living an unbalanced life and I’m sure you can think of a few in your own life if you search yourself deep enough.
But here is the one that has gotten all of us in trouble at one time or another.
The ultimate unbalanced life occurs when we love the things of this world more than we love God.
Only God can Give Us A Balanced Life.
If, it is not in a man to direct his way… Well, it stands to reason that the only way that he will have a balanced life is to trust the God which made him and gave him life.
The Just for the Unjust.
Yes, every one of us wants to be treated fairly and we all want justice when we have been wronged.
That’s just a part of being a human being…
Yet when we start to cry about unfairness… those of us that are among the saved should always consider the few words that are found in the Bible… The just for the unjust. These are words that we can find in 1 Peter 3:18.
Does God want things to be equally balanced and just in the life of his people?
The answer is yes… Of course, he does.
He talks about it throughout the whole Bible and he promises that there will be a day when all things are made equal and just.
This is why he tells us to render no man evil for evil and that vengeance belongs to him, and that he will repay.
Only God knows what true justice looks like and he promises to render to every one according to their deeds.
There is one more thing that I would like to leave you with and it is this…
The Bible declares and makes this promise to us… And it is that we are Heirs of God and Joint heirs with Christ Jesus.
And if we are to share in Christ’s Glory we are also expected to enter into the fellowship of his suffering as well.
There has not been a man or woman that has suffered more at the hand of man and woman more than Jesus Christ.
Therefore we must do as the Bible teaches us to do… And count all things Joy when we fall into divers Temptations.
… knowing this…. that the trying of our faith works in us patience. But we must let patience have her perfect work that we might be entire or complete and wanting for nothing. Hallelujah!
Transformation Meditation Whatever is Just In Conclusion…
As this week progresses and as we continue to transform our minds and thoughts on things that are just.
Let us earnestly consider the price that our Lord has paid for the sin of this world.
The Just for the Unjust.
What a price he paid… He gave up his life that we might be able to live unto God again…
He gave up the right to be right that we might be justified, set free and forgiven of all of our sin and unrighteousness.
Now, after all of that has been done for us. Is it not our reasonable service to do justly to all mankind… To love the mercy of the Lord and to walk in humble obedience with our God?
And as always beloved…
Keep up the good practice and experience the power of God working to give you a… new life, through…. meditation.