How Do You Measure Jesus?

The white man thinks Him too brown.

The black man thinks Him too blond.

The tall man thinks Him too short.

The short man things Him to tall.

The legalist thinks Him too gracious.

The despot thinks Him too kind.

The miser thinks Him too generous.

The libertine thinks Him too strict.

How do you measure Jesus?

“John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by all her children.” (Luke 7.33-35)

People seem never satisfied with Jesus. He’s too harsh or too kind, too noble or too low, too powerful or too weak. On and on they complain, and by their complaints they reject Him.

Perhaps we should quit measuring Him and notice that He is measuring us!

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