Proverbs 16:2 says (“ All the ways of a man are clean IN HIS OWN EYES; but the Lord WEIGHS the Spirit.”) The Lord is not weighing your body; He is weighing your spirit: in other words, He judges your MOTIVES, and examines your INTENTS. When He weighs you; He is the one who Determines, Observes, and Inspects the CAUSES of our actions.
You see, in our own eyes, we may think that we are RIGHT & INNOCENT, or even justifiable about things we say or do: but it is the Lord who makes the FINAL ANALYSIS after looking at our heart.
Now granted; we all should examine our heart in everything; but sometimes we don’t do a very good job, and that’s when God steps in and pulls our secrets out of the closet and shows them unto US, and says “ you forgot to deal with this of that, etc”.
The Lord deals with our spirit, and then illuminates our minds to see the light of His knowledge concerning the details of OUR OWN LIFE. Always be honest with God; because He knows how to put us on the SCALES of justice, and weigh us in the balance.
Psalms 84:11 is stated ” The Lord God is a Sun and Shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: NO GOOD THING will He withhold from them that walk upright”.
The Lord does not keep good things away from His people when they are walking in His favor, and living in His purpose.
This verse says that He doesn’t withhold GOOD things: which also means that if something is NOT good for you, or is harmful to you; then He withholds only those things from you; even though YOU may think it is good.
If it is NOT GOOD, and in your best interest; then like a good father; the Lord will BLOCK it from your life. It is His Will that ONLY goodness and mercy follow you all the days of your life on this earth.
In the 13th chapter of St. Matthew~verses 24-30 and then verses 36-43; Jesus plainly describes WHO the Good Seed and the Tares are; and WHAT they represent, and also who PLANTED them.
He explains that the Good Seed are the children of God’s kingdom, and the Tares are the children of the wicked one: furthermore Jesus continues by saying the enemy who sowed the Tares are the devil, and that God is the one who sowed the Good Seed.
I believe the POINT of this parable is for us to not try to SEPARATE people who we think are right versus those whom we think are wrong in our sight: but to only judge the FRUIT of the tree, and not the tree itself.
Lastly~if we judge people in our families and churches; then we will no doubt OFFEND AND DRIVE away the good as well as the evil; because in the case of planting and gathering; then wheat and tares, good and evil, are so closely grown, mingled, and knitted together, that in separating, you will DAMAGE both sides.
Let the Lord REVEAL to you the Genuine and the false; and then you will know which ones to cling unto, and which ones to keep your distance from: in order for you to not become INFLUENCED by evil habits, corrupt speech, and immoral behavioral lifestyles.