Daily Bible Reading “Are You in Balance” (Proverbs 11:1-6)

Are You in Balance

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 11:1-6. Proverbs 11 warns us that a deceitful balance is disgusting to the LORD: but an accurate weight is his delight. It pleases God when we are honest in our dealings with others. Being dishonest is an abomination to Him.

There are many who are wicked in their business dealings. They use false weights to measure their goods and overcharge people for what they purchase from them. It does not please God if we do such things.

When pride comes, then comes shame: but wisdom comes with humility. Being prideful is a disgrace to the LORD. Jesus was the best example of humility for us. He was the Savior of the world, but He was a humble man.

The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:1-3, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

The integrity of the righteous will guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors will destroy them.

Riches are worthless in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Our worldly possessions will do us no good when we stand before God to account for ourselves. Some of the most important things in life can’t be bought such as: happiness, peace, love, or eternal life.

The righteousness of the mature will direct his way: but the lawless will fall because of his own wickedness.

We can work our fingers to the bones trying to gain wealth only to have to leave it here when our time is up on earth.

The righteousness of the upright will deliver them: but transgressors will be taken in their own naughtiness.

Have you ever felt out of balance? Some of the things we are learning in Proverbs may help you to get your life in balance. Reading and studying the Bible will help you to realize what is important to God and what He detests.

No matter how hard we try we can’t be righteous on our own accord. Jesus died to bring us righteousness. He covered our sins on the cross with His blood. In order for us to be righteous before God we must ask God to forgive us of our sins and accept Jesus as our Savior.


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 11:1-6

1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.


Things to think about:

  •  What does this Scripture say is the result of pride?
  • When will it not serve us to have wealth?
  • What is the only thing that can deliver us at death? How?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded of things that are important to You and warned of things that disgust You. Help us to walk in Your ways and live according to Your Word. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.


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