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“Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it” (Revelation 11:1).

Shades of Isaiah.  Why are we’re always trying to measure things and weigh them in our own image?  We are proud and believe we’re worthy of grace.  Banish these things from your mind, for this is the pride that brought about the fall of the devil.  Instead, focus upon your life of faith and live into the promise Jesus gave.  He will make of you what He will, but you need to put yourself in His hands to be transformed.

Father, You are the potter and I am the clay.  I am not to tell You what to do. You have  told me what to do through Your word.  Keep me from measuring things, for You are the judge, but instead, help me measure my own life to weigh and count the cost of grace.  Lord, You must be the author and finisher of my faith.  I would only make a mess of it.  You know I already do.  Lead me out of the fog of this age and into the light of Your presence.

Lord Jesus, in the words of prophecy, You tell us again and again to turn from our ways and to lean upon You alone.  You have conquered sin and death and upon You alone is the hope and promise for our faith and life.  Lead me in the way of righteousness and remind me that You are the judge of the living and the dead.  Guide me always in the salvation You have prepared in the sight of all people.  Amen.