The Measure Of A Man

The life of a man is not measured

In the things he so patiently acquires.

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But the life of a man is measured

In how well he obeys God’s desires.

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The measure of a man is not taken

By those with whom he would compare.

For the measure of a man is decided

By those around him for whom he would care.

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The success of a man is not calculated

By status or riches or fame.

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But a man finds success lies elsewhere,

In the love of friends who know him more than by name.

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The wealth of a man is not laid out

International Money Pile in Cash and CoinsIn a treasure he would carefully hoard.

 For a man can find wealth and treasures untold

In the joys of serving his Lord.

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The joy of a man is not locatedA. Carnegie & Lord Weardale (LOC)

In the deals he arranges to complete.

For joy can only be found in service,

Another’s needs that man seeks to meet.

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The leadership of a man is not noticed

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When he is always trying to take charge.

For true leaders are found in their giving

To others, their hearts to enlarge.

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The love of a man is not discovered

The love of my life

Solely in the woman he takes for his wife.

For a man’s love is only proven

When, for her, he daily lays down his life.

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MoneyA man may not seem too successful

By the standards the world may choose.

But God considers anyone successful

If, for His purposes, their lives He can use.

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