The Lord demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness. Proverbs 16v11 (NLT)
A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work. Proverbs 16v11 (ESV)
This proverb strikes me as a beautiful description of the sovereignty of the cross. The justice, mercy, love and wrath displayed on the cross – God’s chosen means to administer justice and apply forgiveness through the sacrifice of the second Adam (Jesus) in order to deal with the sin of the first Adam.
- The cross is right
- The cross is just
- The cross is His work not ours
Let us boast in the bag entitled “the Cross of Christ” not the one with our name on it.