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False Standard of Measurement

A little boy came running to his mother, shouting, “Mother, I am nine feet tall.”

His mother responded, “Don’t talk such nonsense.”

“But,” he said, “I really am nine feet tall. I measured myself.”

“Well, how did you measure yourself?” asked his mother.

“I took off my shoe and measured myself with that. It is the same size as my foot, and I am really nine feet.”

With a smile the mother replied: “Now I understand, but I have to tell you that your measure was not the right one. We do not measure ourselves by the size of our own feet, but we must use a 12-inch ruler.”

Paul reminds us that, “Those who measure themselves by themselves ... are without understanding.” (2 Cor 10:12)

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