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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Measure (01/10/13)

TITLE: God's Rod
By vincent lyons
01/13/13


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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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Linda Goergen01/18/13
Wonderful poem, wonderful message! That is the trouble with much of the world today, they use and grasp onto everything else but Jesus and His word as their guide and measure of what’s right! I really enjoyed this poem, well done!
Beth LaBuff 01/21/13
I enjoyed the meter you used, making this just flow. I also love the truth presented here, about the Standard (Jesus Christ) that we're measured against. Great work!
CD Swanson 01/22/13
Truth and more truth in this beautifully written poem. Amen
God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/23/13
This is so lovely. It can be interpreted in different ways. For me it was a lesson to not be quite so harsh on myself. I'll never measure up, but by inviting Jesus into my heart, I don't have to worry about it, I just need to follow his directions. This is a beautiful piece.
Noel Mitaxa 01/24/13
The meter you've used carries us through some deep, simple and challenging truth. Great job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/24/13
Congratulations on ranking 13 in masters and 18 overall!