When you step on a scale, you get instant feedback. The number you see below is a culmination of the habits you have and the food you consume. There is a spiritual scale or simple question that you should ask yourself, frequently and honestly, that will determine the level of spirituality in your life. The question is:
Is your mind more on earth or eternity?
What was the first though or impression that came to your mind and/or heart? when you woke? when you ate? when you were exercising? It will take some real pondering to purposefully answer the question. The answer isn’t how you feel or how you want to be portrayed by others. Indeed, we say we are three people at once; who we think we are, who others thing we are, and who we really are. The answer is not judging yourself against yourself or others. It’s not based upon a single scale you stand on, but the type of scales they used in ancient days; weighing one thing against another.
The Spiritual Scales
To get a proper reading on the spiritualiy scales, you must weight the answer by two items; your thoughts, habits, and character versus God’s word, his general and specific commandments. His spirit will reveal the true answer to your heart. What are a few of the sources of the weighing? scriptures and turning to any verse, reading any conference talk,
David Whitmer – a modern example
If you’re lucky enough, you don’t have to do the pondering and praying to know where you stand. It might seem like a rebuke, but any feedback from God or our Lord Jesus Christ is living witness to their love. Take for example this simple scale reading from 1830 D&C 30:1-3
- Behold, I say unto you, David, that you have feared man and have not relied on me for strength as you ought.
- But your mind has been on the things of the earth more than on the things of me, your Maker, and the ministry whereunto you have been called; and you have not given heed unto my Spirit, and to those who were set over you, but have been persuaded by those whom I have not commanded.
- Wherefore, you are left to inquire for yourself at my hand, and ponder upon the things which you have received.