Monday, June 6, 2011

Paul on Measures.

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure... Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men's labours; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly...

2 Corinthians 10:12-15

I need to study this further. It has been too long since I've slept for me to feel like I've captured the message. But I do think I caught the gist; Heavenly Father has set the rule by which we are measured. Measuring ourselves by any other standard--especially by comparing ourselves--is unwise. It creates ill feelings and false pride, and distracts us from becoming in fuller measure what our Father wants us to be.

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