The Lord detests double standards;
he is not pleased by dishonest scales.
Proverbs 20:23 tells me why I have a problem with my state governor. He vigorously makes commands that he himself will not follow. He doubled down on mask mandates and travel bans, work and gatherings while he was in another state working and partying without a mask on. This really happened just this week. Not to mention he doesn’t have the authority to do any of this anyway. Emergency powers are temporary to give the Legislature time to gather. It is now November; he has had plenty of time to “safely” gather the law makers. Instead, he keeps making proclamations like some kind emperor. Why don’t I like this? Because God doesn’t like it either. Gavin is the poster child for Proverbs 20:23. The Lord detests double standards. If this gov really believed everything he was demanding of us, he would lead by example.
People in general don’t like seeing politicians say one thing and then do another. We didn’t like it from authority figures when we were growing up, and it keeps many people out of church. But God has pointed out why we don’t like this. It’s because he “detests” it; and he put his laws on our hearts just like Romans 2:15 declares:
They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.
Lots of Californians are frustrated with this guy and can’t put their finger on why. This is why; our own consciences and thoughts tell us this is all absolutely wrong.
First of all, help me not to fall in the trap of setting detestable double standards. Help me lead my family by example, encouragement and enthusiasm for your Word. And don’t let our politicians get away with trading one crisis for another. Protect the people who are losing their jobs and their sanity while remaining perfectly healthy. Let wisdom and justice prevail “on earth as it is in heaven.” Let the crazy governors be put out of work, and don’t let them enjoy and single moment until they turn their hearts to you – the One who is holy, righteous and fair. I love your indestructible ways and I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.