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MEASURED BY THE ROD

Who has measured waters in the hollow of His hand or marked off the Heavens with the span of His hand? Who has gathered the dust of the earth in a measure or weighed the mountains in a balance and the hills in scales?” (Isaiah 40:12)

Measured the waters in the hollow of His hand! Marked off the Heavens with the span of His hand! How can our fleshly minds even comprehend the vision of these declarations? Who can even be compared to our God?

Isaiah describes God’s power to create, His provision to sustain, and His Presence to help. God is almighty and all powerful; and even so, He cares for each one of us personally. Only in God’s eternal world will we be able to fully understand how mighty, how powerful, and how resilient our true and faithful God really is. He is an awesome God!

 

In Job 28: 27-28, Job declared; “Then when He had done all this, He saw wisdom and measured it. He established it and examined it thoroughly. And this is what He says to all humanity: Fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.” Job said this after he was bragging about God who makes the wind blow and how He determines how much rain should fall. ‘The fear of the Lord’ is the key theme in the wisdom literature of the Bible. It means to have respect and reverence for God and to be in awe of His majesty and power. This is the starting point to finding real wisdom!

Jesus exhorts great wisdom in His teaching about ‘judging others’ in Matthew 7: 2. Jesus says, “Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged.” Jesus tells us to examine our own motives and conduct instead of judging others. The traits that bother us in others are often the habits we have ourselves. Judge ourselves first, and then lovingly forgive and help our neighbor.

In Luke 6: 38, Jesus addresses a ‘forgiving spirit’ which a person demonstrates with a forgiving heart! Jesus describes a picture of measuring grain in a basket to ensure the full amount. If we are critical rather than compassionate, we will also receive criticism. If we treat others generously, graciously, and compassionately, these qualities will come back to us in full measure. We are to love others, not judge them.

“For God sent Him, and He speaks God’s Word since He gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves His Son, and He has given him authority over everything. And all who believe in God’s Son have eternal life. Those who do not obey the Son will never experience eternal life, but the wrath of God remains upon them.”

God’s Spirit was upon Jesus without measure or limit. Jesus was the highest revelation of God to humanity! When we understand who Jesus is, we are compelled to believe what He said. Eternal life begins at the moment of Spiritual rebirth.

When the New Jerusalem was described to John in Revelations 21: 16-17; God measured the city with a gold rod and measured the walls according to human measurement which the angel assisted in doing.

God asked an angel to help him measure the city out. He invited the saints through the angel to be part of the team to measure out The New Jerusalem. The measurements are symbolic of a place that will hold all God’s people. These measurements are all multiples of 12, the number of God’s people. When the angel measured it, he found it was a square, as wide as it was long; in fact, it was in the form of a cube. The New Jerusalem is a picture of God’s future home for his people.

So to, a business should be a home away from home. On average, a staff member spends 8 hours a day serving the owner. This staff member is measured against the Job Description that had been prepared at the owner’s request. Therefore, the owner of a business is responsible to create a measurable atmosphere of security, trust, and hope in a future for all. Our Leadership will be measured in how we manage God’s Kingdom principles.

As Entrepreneurs, whether an owner, manager, or staff member we should practice the principles of Jesus’ love in all situations. Call in the measure of wisdom and understanding before decisions are made which could cost the company’s reputation or affect a healthy cash flow in a disastrous measure.

REMEMBER MEASURE GOD’S WAY and all will be multiplied back in good measure!

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