Biblical Weights

This devotional is a good follow up to Wesley’s holiness questions. Ever wonder why your recipes don’t turn out? In our culture a recipe might say add 1 cup (4 oz) of grated cheese and at the same time say add 1 cup (8 oz) of yogurt. Confused? I used to be as well. Here is the explanation.

Ounce is a volume measurement for ‘wet’ foods like honey, sour cream, water and so on. An ounce is the measurement for ‘dry’ foods like flour, sugar, cheese. These foods will all have a different weight.

Are you confused yet? Here is more to add to your angst. All these ‘dry’ foods have a different weight. A cup of sugar is about seven ounces, a cup of flour or cheese is about 4 ounces. To make it even more confusing, you should have two sets of measuring cups, one for dry and one for wet foods. They will be marked differently.  That’s why most good recipes give you the option of weight or measure. 

The Bible has clear measurements as well.

‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity. You shall have just balance. (Proverbs 20:10)

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight. (Proverbs 11:1)

Differing weights are an abomination to the Lord, and a false scale is not good. (Proverbs 20:23)

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