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Visit a doctor, and most likely, you’ll be required to step on one of those dreaded “doctor scales.” I am convinced the medical profession has conspired to produce these deceptive devices. There’s no way I weigh as much as these contraptions say I weigh!
What is weight? It’s your body mass. Technically, it’s the “gravitational force of attraction on an object …” (Encyclopedia Britannica) The more mass, the higher the weight. You likely didn’t need to be reminded of this!
When it comes to the Bible, the word “weight” is defined a bit differently. It’s associated with the concept of glory. The glory of something is how heavy or weighty something is. It represents how much power or influence something or someone possesses; how much capacity and ability a person has in their nature and character. This is why the word is used scripturally in connection with God. God is described as glorious—weighty!
Isaiah, the prophet, experienced the weight of the glory of God. Look at his encounter with God’s glory in Isaiah 6:1-3 (NIV) “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim…And they were calling to one another: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.’”
When Isaiah saw God’s glory, it transformed him forever. He was impacted by the weight of who God was and is. He realized that nothing or no one compared with the weightiness of God. Nothing was beyond His power and ability to do. He was Supreme, Superior, Set Apart from anyone and anything else.
Today, open your eyes to the weightiness of God. When He “weighs in” to your life and situation, things always change for the better!