Dishonest Business is an Abomination

Proverbs 11:1

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.”

od wants His children to do all things honestly. He is profoundly concerned about the way we conduct our businesses. The God of heaven hates malpractices in our earthly businesses.

A false balance is used to cheat when measuring or weighing items for purchases. It is an instrument to mislead and cheat the buyers. Such unjust business practices are an abomination to the LORD.

Dishonesty is a serious sin. God calls dishonest practice in business an abomination, just like idolatry, child sacrifice, sexual immorality, etc.

While God utterly abhors crooked practices of men, He delights in honest business practices, such as the use of a “just weight”. All those who are godly and wise know that the LORD’s favour is more important than large financial gains.

Prabhudas Koshy