15You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 25: 15
Since God is Truth, the Ultimate Scale, and Lord of Light; obviously to live a godly life one must deal in honesty and strive to be accurate in their interpretations, about the information they dispatch and with the distribution of provisions God bestows. “1. At the end of every seven years, you must cancel debts. 2. This is how it is to be done;” Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite.” Deuteronomy (15: 1-2)
No doubt, numbers play an important role in many chapters of the Bible. The number seven is used repeatedly throughout the bible about various situations that called for time constraints, measurements, and weights. Math is as relevant in life today as it was in the beginning. “God made two great lights-the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.” Genesis 1:16 When things don’t add up redo the Math!
To create the light effect God desired to illuminate earth an accurate number of lights was needed for daytime as well as for nighttime. The Lord measured the distance in need of light and determined how much each light should weigh, so the light objects would not fall out of the sky or fail to distribute what He deemed as the appropriate ray of light.
As Christians, not a day goes by when we do not have to use math for one thing or another. Whether in cooking, filling cars with gas, adding water to coffee pots or pouring milk in cereal, to complete the task math is required. In dealing with each other, we reason in our head over how much of an emotion we can spare, or another can take from us? A (New York) minute or in a “hot second” are all familiar terms. Some days we may be too much and on other days not enough to get the job done. It is possible to be ineffective when weight and measures do not balance out.
“A week to cool off, an hour to rest or a minute to break away are just a few examples of living math.”
Deuteronomy 25:15 is telling us to count our blessings correctly, to care about accuracy, resist being a burden due to bad math, and to always weigh and measure for accuracy.
Being honest and compassionate towards others as well as in our dealings with each other about everything is key to pleasing God.
Dishonest weights and inaccurate measures can cause unsuspecting people to pay more for less. The serpent tricked Eve by being dishonest, making her believe that God was holding out on her by denying her access to the tree of life. In error, Eve believed with all her heart that there was something out there worth more than all the things she already had.