If you measure yourself by another
You might feel you are pleasing to God
Just as good as your sister or brother
But you’ve used the wrong measuring Rod.
We are quick to see people deficient
All their sins to our hearts are well known
In our judgements so deft and proficient
‘Lesser’ faults in ourselves can condone.
God will judge by the measure we’re using;
That should give us much cause for distress
We’re the same as the ones we’re accusing
Which if honest we have to confess.
But His standard is holy perfection
And without it we’re severed from God
How can any pass Heaven’s inspection?—
Behold Jesus! God’s measuring Rod!
Son of Man without sin or trespassing
Kept God’s Law to perfection for us
Shed His blood to give life everlasting
As our ransom on Calvary’s cross.
Resurrection’s the proof of acceptance,
He imputes His right standing to those
Who will turn from their sin in repentance,
In whose place Jesus Christ interposed.
If in Christ, you are now seen as holy
You’re forever united with God
Through the Spotless Who made Himself lowly;
Let us praise Him, our measuring Rod.
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