Deuteronomy 25

Deuteronomy 25:1-19

SUMMARYBe honest

OVERVIEW: Moses provides a set of unique laws focusing on fairness, justice, and treating others with respect.

BIG IDEA:Don’t use deceptive business practices, and don’t mistreat others.

KEY VERSEDeuteronomy 25:15–16 (Moses’ instruction)
You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. For the Lord your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly.

Honesty works. Treat others fairly and with respect in your business dealings and everyday interactions. You will find it’s easier to be honest when you are not trying to build yourself up or impress anyone. You certainly don’t have to impress me. I already love you and am committed to you. But I want you to honor me and live according to my plan. When you live for me and are honest with others, you will find a peace that surpasses understanding. Trust me and my way.

Treat your family members with respect and kindness. Your home needs to be a place where you and your family find peace and acceptance. There is enough chaos in your day. Let your four walls be a safety net to rest, recharge, and regroup. Listen to and support one another, and make yourself available to help, as needed. Remind one another to seek me and never to forget I am with you always.

Is there anyone you have mistreated and need to apologize to? Do that today.