A ruler is a useful tool. When put to proper use it can tell us how long, how deep and how wide something is. By knowing this, it gives us opportunity to build, repair and create many things.
So it is with Jesus, if He rules in our hearts by putting His tools to proper use in our lives it builds us up, restores and transforms us, 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Two things a ruler is unable to measure is God's extreme love for us and our genuine love for Him. Only God can measure the heart, 1 Samuel 16:7 & Luke 16:15.
However, God's Word tells us our love for Him will be seen through action, John 14:15 & 23. When we make Jesus our life and put on His attitude, He transforms us with a newness of mind and heart that will be evident to others. The fruits of our salvation and our love for Jesus will be seen by the way we consistently live, think and talk, Galatians 5:22-23.
God's Word says He measures our actions, He weighs them, 1 Samuel 2:3. Whoa!
Our relationship with God matters to Him. Our character matters to Him. Every action counts. How is He measuring our love towards Him and to others? Our obedience? Our humility? Our loyalty? Our faithful devotion?
How is your heart measuring up?
Have a useful kind of day!
Grace & peace to all