“Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet” – (Is.28:16,17).
“Thus he shewed me: and , behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seeth thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword” – (Amos 7:7-9).
A plumbline is a line with a weight (plumb bob) on the end and it is used to determine if a building is true vertical to the earth or crooked. We find the plumbline or plummet in several places in the Bible and when you see this it means that God is getting ready to judge in righteousness. You can be sure the people have not measured up to God’s requirements and judgment is coming soon. The measurement that God is most concerned with is not length and width and height but that the vertical measurement is true and straight. God is concerned with the vertical, the straight up and down measurement between God and man. If a man is not saved and straight with God, he can never be straight and true with man. First the vertical with God and then the horizontal with man. The picture we get with God having a plumbline in His hand is that He is measuring people according to His righteousness to see if you are straight or crooked, saint or a sinner. He is examining people minutely and critically to see if they were plumb or out of plumb. “Judgment will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet.” Righteousness is the line and judgment the plummet and if you don’t get saved, you will plummet straight down into Hell. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” – (Rev.20:15).
God the Father says about His beloved Son – “Behold, I lay in
Peter, the second stone in the church after Christ, said – “To whom coming, as unto a living stone,
disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye
also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood… Wherefore
also it is contained in the scriptures, Behold, I lay in
Each person on earth is born crooked and he must be born again of God’s Holy Spirit through Christ and made straight. God lays His plumbline on us and straightens us out – amen. He sent John the Baptist preaching and preparing the way before Him – He prepared the way of the Lord Jesus – make your paths straight through Christ – “And the crooked shall be made straight” – (Lk.3:5). Each person on earth can be saved by Christ and go straight, but precious few want the straight and narrow way – the vertical straight way to heaven. “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide in the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” – (Mt.7:13,14). We are told to – “Make straight paths for your feet” – (Heb.12:13).
Hear God’s plummet judgment on
It is written in (Zach.4:10) “The
hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands also
shall finish it… For who hath despised small things? For they shall rejoice,
and shall see the plummet in the
hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”
We don’t see Zerubbabel with a trowel in his hand laying the stones in the
rebuilt temple and wall in
This is God’s plumbline again measuring with the line of His
righteousness which is Christ and judging with His plummet. The Jews have still
not believed on Christ, the cornerstone of God’s spiritual temple. They are
disobedient and reject God’s precious Cornerstone laid by God in
At this time of measurement of the
Jesus is our standard. He is the Divine Plumbline. He held up the plumbline to people around Him when He preached the gospel. God’s plumbline became flesh and came to seek and save the lost. We are all sinners failing to measure up to God’s plumbline and thus in need of salvation. When you’re saved by Christ and have the righteousness of Christ, then you’re plumb straight with God. You’re one of the crooked sinners made straight by Christ. He saves you and puts you on the straight and narrow way to eternal life. You cannot straighten out your life by yourself and your own good works. You need Christ to straighten out your life not yourself and your own good works. You need to be saved and be born again.
Repent of your sins and believe on Jesus Christ in your heart by faith
and you will receive forgiveness of your sins. You will become a new born again
creature in Christ with the Holy spirit in you – a new man – a Godly man. He
will make your crooked, sinful ways straight. Paul was our example of a wicked
man who was saved and made straight on the street named “Straight” in
Be pardoned from your eternal death sentence, the second death in the lake of fire because you sinned and broke God’s righteous laws. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23).
Be saved and made straight by Christ.
Pastor Mike Storti
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