The Double Standard…Post-it Note #56

Proverbs 20:23 – “The Lord detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales”.

Lord, we are guilty of the double standard.

  • We want to be loved, but we do not give love.
  • We need grace, but we refuse to offer grace.
  • We hate to be judged, but we quickly judge others.
  • We long for comfort for ourselves, but we give no comfort to the hurting.
  • We plead for forgiveness of our sins, but we will not forgive.
  • We say God is the most important thing to us, but we spend no time with Him in His word or prayer.
  • We say we love everyone, but we don’t reach out to anyone not like us.
  • We say we are good, but we entertain evil thoughts.
  • We tell others to be kind, but we seek to get even with those who hurt us.
  • We claim to be truth-seekers, but we won’t speak truth.
  • We call ourselves a people of peace, but we stir up strife for those around us.
  • We declare ourselves people of the Light, but we walk in darkness.
  • We sing “Victory in Jesus”, but we walk in defeat.
  • We say our lives are eternal, but we focus on the temporal.
  • We preach about trust in God, but we fret and worry instead of trust.

Lord, forgive us for living a double standard.  Help us to walk as Children of God.


Ephesians 4:1 –  “Therefore I…beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God”.