God cares about measurements! Do you?

How do you fulfill the principles of honest measurement in these verses?

The Apostle Paul wrote, “[Church leaders are] to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4.11 – 13, NIV)

Paul also cautioned us to “Be honest in your estimate of yourselves.” (Romans 12.3, NLT) echoing what Jesus said to the religious authorities of his day:

A person making things up tries to make himself look good. But someone trying to honor the one who sent him sticks to the facts and doesn’t tamper with reality. (John 7.18, MSG) It’s a well-known and too-often-quoted axiom that you can make statistics say anything you want, but God doesn’t seem to want us to do that. In fact, he is explicit in Leviticus 29:35 – 36:

Don’t cheat when measuring length, weight, or quantity. Use honest scales and weights and measures. I am GOD, your God. I brought you out of Egypt. (Leviticus 29.35 – 36, MSG)

Do you try to measure the hard aspects of ministry?

Do you measure honestly?

Do you measure appropriately?

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