Measuring. Being able to measure is an important skill. Measuring is part of our lives, like it or not. How well you learned measuring and measurements often determines how well projects you are doing will turn out. Want to make that fantastic recipe you heard about? You’ve got to know how to use cup and tablespoon measuring tools. Want to build some steps to your house? You’ve got to know how to use a tape measure and a ruler. Want to get somewhere in time? You’ve got to know distances and car speed, another system of measurement.
We need measurement and measurement tools in life. We know that an inch is an inch and a mile is a mile and a cup is one cup. We depend on those amounts being the same. We like that consistency to our lives. Of course, if we lived in Canada or Europe, those would be changed to the metric system, but they too depend on that system and its consistency.
Made me wonder about the consistency in my life. Do I measure up to the measurement of my life? Just what is that measurement? My tool of measurement is the Bible. Not what most think of as a measurement, but if you think about all that is contained in it and how it relates to living your life, then it does become a tool, a standard, a constant. So, I ask you, “Who is the ruler of your life?” In Philippians 2:9-11 we read, “For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Jesus is both the Ruler, as well as the ruler that is the measure of my life.