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Goodness can only be measured by God. God is the standard of goodness. If we compare ourselves to others we’re using the wrong measurement. If we determine goodness by what other people call good, we’re using the wrong standard.

It’s like the little boy who came to his mother and said, “Mommy, I’m eight feet tall.”

She said, “You are?”

“Yes,” he insisted, “I am eight feet tall.”

His mother asked what he measured himself with, and he pulled out a six inch ruler

SOURCE: Rick Warren, The Power to Change Your Life (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1990), 93. Joel Smith in

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