Day 20: Measure Of A Man

The 20th song for our Hundred Days of Music challenge is one of the first songs I’ve heard when I got back to listening to Christian songs and it was one of those songs that got me to fall in-love with music all over again.

The lyrics of the song rings so true in the kind of society we live in today where people seem to forget what really measures a man’s worth.  This song, Measure of A Man is sung by 4Him and it captures what really should be important when we’re in that zone where we size people up, judge them.

4Him’s song reminds us that there is more to what a person is than what our human eyes can see; that it isn’t all about who’s smartest, who’s wealthiest, or who can do this or that.  It reminds us that one doesn’t measure a man’s worth by the size of his brains or by the depths of his pocket, but by his heart.

Our world today demands so much of us, even to the point where we lose ourselves, where we are forced to make decisions that go against our morals.  There are those of us–though far and in-between–who manages to block their ears for the call of the world and manage to maintain their moral standards, others get lost and listen more to the call of the material world, the desires of the flesh.  These people want to be part of the “in crowd”.  They want to fit in or show that they can do, and will do, anything just to get to the top without care on who they step onto.

Sometimes we doubt our worth because people belittle us or make us feel like outcast, they make us feel useless.  But we should never entertain such notions, because God doesn’t see us that way, even though we have failed one-too-many times, he still believes in us.

Love and mercy is what God showers us with where the world chooses to be judgmental and force us to change to what the world wants.  You can spend your life pursuing physical perfection, but there’s so much more than ever meets the eye.  For God looks through the surface and defines your worth by what is on the inside.

Below is the lyrics to this song:

This world can analyze and size you up
And throw you on the scales.
They can IQ you and run you through
Their rigorous details

They can do their best to rate
And they’ll place you on their charts
And then back it up with scientific smarts.

But there’s more to what you’re worth
Than what their human eyes can see.

Oh, I say the measure of a man
is not how tall you stand,
how wealthy or intelligent you are.
‘Cause I found out the measure of a man.

God knows and understand
For He looks inside to the bottom of your heart
And what’s in the heart defines
The measure of a man.

Well, you can doubt your worth
And search for who you are and where you stand.
But God made you in His image
when he formed you in His hands.

And He looks at you with mercy
And He sees you through His love.
You’re His child and that will always be enough.

For there is more to what your worth
Than you could ever comprehend.

Oh, I say the measure of a man
is not how tall you stand,
how wealthy or intelligent you are.
‘Cause I found out the measure of a man.

You can spend your life pursuing physical perfection.
But there’s so much more than ever meets the eye.
For God looks through the surface
and defines your worth by what is on the inside.

Oh, I say the measure of a man
is not how tall you stand,
how wealthy or intelligent you are.
‘Cause I found out the measure of a man. 


There is nothing more that I enjoy doing than reading books and writing. I'm kind of a nerd like that, XD. I have been writing for 7 years and am the author of the YA novel "Winged: The Awakening" and "Winged: The Unraveling".

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