606 God Uses Man’s Nature to Measure Him

Verse 1

Among those who seek life,

Paul knew not his own essence.

He was neither humble,

nor was he obedient,

not knowing how he opposed God.


Verse 2

And so, Paul was someone

who failed to undergo

detailed experiences,

who did not practice truth.

Peter was quite different.


Pre-chorus 1

Peter knew his weaknesses

and his faults and corruptions.

Thus he had a path of practice

to change his disposition.

He was not one full of doctrine

but without reality.


Chorus

When man measures others,

it’s by their contribution.

But when God measures man,

it’s by man’s own nature.


Verse 3

Those who change are new, saved people,

qualified in seeking the truth,

while the people who don’t change

are naturally obsolete.

They’re those who have not been saved.


Pre-chorus 2

They are detested by God,

they are rejected by Him.

And it will not matter

how great their work may be.

God will not remember them,

who aren’t capable of change.


Chorus

When man measures others,

it’s by their contribution.

But when God measures man,

it’s by man’s own nature.


Bridge

If there is still no truth in what you seek,

if you’re still as arrogant and insolent,

as boastful and as glib as Paul was,

you are a failure, a degenerate.

But if you seek practice and true change,

like Peter, not arrogant or willful,

if you seek to perform your duty,

you’re God’s creature who can achieve victory.


Chorus

When man measures others,

it’s by their contribution.

But when God measures man,

it’s by man’s own nature.


Adapted from “Success or Failure Depends on the Path That Man Walks” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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