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2/01/17  YOUR LIFE ON THE SCALES OF JUSTICE

 

HEARD:

Youíre responsible, accountable. It will go well with you.  Yes these things matter.  Rewards.  Have you been paid yet?  Itís an honor sweet one and a privilege.  I will bless you. 

 

[I think the Lord is saying we donít necessarily earn the honor and privilege of His blessings with a life going well for us.  He is saying that when we make mature decisions it does matter. But it is not a way of earning a better life.]

 

Luke 15:29-32 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years have I served you, neither transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30 But as soon as this your son came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you have killed for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said unto him, Son, you are ever with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

 

WORD TO PONDER:  YOUR LIFE ON THE SCALES OF JUSTICE 2/01/17

Dear one when I put you on the scales of justice, I AM not only looking for how you measure in your words and deeds, but also your motives in doing them.  When you choose to make the mature and sometimes difficult decisions in your behavior, yes you do get a reward.  Part of this is due to the spiritual law of reaping what you have sown.  And part of this is being justly paid, just as I paid the laborers of the vineyard.  This trains you that how you live your life matters.  I made this clear to Israel with the promises of blessings and curses depending upon their obedience to harken to My Word.

 

There is another side of this that I want you to be aware of.  Sometimes you do the right things but not with the perfect attitude, motive or reason.  When I choose to honor you and give you privileges it doesnít necessarily mean you are being paid for something you have earned.  A laborer does the right thing because it is expected of him and he gets paid.  A son does his Fatherís wishes because he loves his Father.  The difference is one who is bound by duty and one who is freed through love.   Above all My candle is love and when you live your life by that scale, everything lines up properly. 

 

Lastly, on the scales of justice, mercy is not earned - it is given. That is because I promised that mercy triumphs judgement.  Consider these things as you enter a season of honor and privilege.  Remember the joy I have over you and how I want to bless you simply because I love you and am so deeply proud of you.  Dear one, always remember that in your abiding with Me, all I have belongs to you. 

 

James 5:10-11 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy who endure. You have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very compassionate, and of tender mercy.

 

Job 42:10-12 And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. 11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they consoled him, and comforted him over all the trouble that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and everyone a ring of gold. 12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys.

 

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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner. To better understand how God speaks, read Sandyís book, ď101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.Ē Website: www.thequickenedword.com Email: swauthor777@usa.net
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