10False weights and unequal measures—the Lord detests double standards of every kind.

Proverbs 20:10

Recently a friend shared her frustration at work. It seemed that policies were not applied fairly and she struggled to make sense of it.

A couple of days later, she purchased some specialty donuts she particularly liked. They were a bit of a splurge so, understandably, she felt protective of them. Not wanting to waste, she hesitated to share them with her children. She shared but she cut them small pieces off the donut and then proceeded to cut herself a larger piece.

She immediately felt the Holy Spirit speak to her heart. Wasn’t she doing exactly what she struggled with in her work environment? Wasn’t she applying separate standards for herself and her children?

Of course, the donuts were hers and she could do with thm as she pleased, but the Lord used this simple event to help her see her situation differently.

Are you tempted to exploit a situation to your advantage? Do you complain because something isn’t “fair” and then turn around and do the same?

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