The Plumb Line
A plumb line is another word for a spirit level, to make sure that everything is in line.
In my quiet time this morning, Zechariah 4:10 stood out to me, “For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the Lord, which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.” It is a joy for us as Christians to know that the plumb line is now in the hands of our great Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. When He comes again, which we believe is very soon, then this world’s miss rule (chaos) shall be over, because there will be no more false standards, or false quantities, or false estimates - they will all be swept away. The standards of God will be put in place, where every man and woman will be judged correctly.
At the moment, we are faced with a world that is basically playing according to its own rules. The truth is regarded as the plumb line for justice. In other words, if it suits him, he will play by his own rules, but this will no longer take place once the Lord comes back. So, we look forward to that longed-for day when the Lord Jesus comes back. We say, “Come Lord Jesus and end this troubled dream! Shatter the shadows of the long dark night of sin and sorrow. Sighing and tears, despair and truth, and bring your plumb line of life, so that justice will prevail.”
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him” (2 Chronicles 16:9, NKJV). While we wait for the coming of the Lord, we need to hold up the banner of righteousness and truth. We need to speak only the oracles of God and not our own opinions. We need to be careful that we do not bend the rules to suit ourselves. The plumb line of God is absolutely “truthful and accurate.” As we start to tamper with the statutes of God, we find ourselves spiraling into death and destruction. No man is a law unto himself. It is either God’s way or it is no way at all.
Our biggest concern at the moment in this world is that people are writing their own laws and then running with it. It’s going to lead people into chaos and disaster, and it has already started. We need to get back to basics, do what The Word of God says, and stand on The Word of God. We should not budge one way, or the other. The devil is trying his level best at the moment, to put such fear into the hearts of men, that men forget about the Creator and they start making their own plans. There is no place for this in the last days. The Lord has been speaking to me in The Book of Revelation, “To hold fast the confession of my faith.” That applies to every believer! He keeps saying “hold fast.” If we look at the Book of Revelation 2:25 (KJV), “But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.” And in Revelation 3:11 (KJV), “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
In a little while the Lord will come again, and He will be looking for His faithful sons and daughters. Those who have held fast to their faith and have not been swayed by fear or by the fancy words of men, but have stood solely on God's promises. He will come to take us home (Heaven), but in the meantime, we need to stand on the truth and the Word of God. Remember Romans 8:31 (NKJV), “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
May God bless you richly, as you stay the course, as you keep the faith and not sway to the left or to the right, by the circumstances of this troubled world, but remain truthful to God.
Angus and Jill Buchan