You can trust a Jewish carpenter to make a proper measurement
Amid the variety and activity that intensifies our lives, we have bartered deeper character for wittier personalities and traded timeless principles for popularity. We have swapped a life well-lived for a living and sacrificed godly character for accomplishments. We have mistaken a beautifully decorated house for a home, a spouse and offspring for a family. We have identified activity as divine intervention and have confused a sermon with a message. Finally, we have replaced the Holy Spirit's power with programs and promotions.
Most vivid to the eye of our Savior is man's inability to make a correct measurement. "Straining at gnats and swallowing camels" was His description of our mangled measurements lives that major in minors, that fail to identify the important.
Being unable to grasp the difference between camels and gnats, between the great and the small, is to fail in all that is worthwhile.