We will always fall short, but that doesn’t mean we give up
Reference: Then he went to the east gate. He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate; it was one rod deep. (Ezekiel 40:6 NIV)
Explore: At work, we are currently trying to set new goals in our areas of expertise. We have a document that we fill out that sets our:
And finally, but most importantly, our Measures.
The Measures category is essential otherwise you don’t know if you have achieved your goal or not. I could have the goal to be the best employee, but unless I have a way of measuring that, then I’m never to know if I’ve reached my goal.
Application: When God showed Ezekiel a vision of the temple, He measured it out for him. It made me wonder, if we are now God’s temple, how do we measure ourselves?
At work, I measure my achievements; in exercise, I measure my distances; and through the bank, I measure my finances. But as the temple of God, how do I measure up?
The best measuring rod that we have to measure up to God is to look at the life of Christ. We can measure His love, His integrity and His passion.
Sure, with that measurement we will always fall short, but that doesn’t mean we give up. Jesus is the best measure for us to align ourselves to. The more we measure up to Him, the better our lives will be.
Prayer: Lord, may You be the measure I use to determine my life. Amen.
How do you measure up?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.