Deut 25:13-26 Explaining why weights & measures should be just

Question: Could you explain why God commands weights and measures to be just in Deuteronomy 25:13-26?Answer: : God gave this command, because He knows man’s heart.  We are usually looking how we can get ahead  in the area of money & profit.  In those days, they would buy and sell things using a balancing scale.  People would sometimes have heavier weights to be used on the scale when they were going to sell something (example grain or wheat), and lighter weights when they were going to buy something.  This would be done, so that they can profit from their transaction, but it was very deceitful.  God is simply telling His people not to cheat, and to be honest when dealing with one  another.-JH