'Measuring themselves by themselves.'
A little boy came to his mother, saying, `Mummy, I am as tall as Goliath! I am nine feet high!'
`Why do you say that?' asked his surprised mother. 'Well, I made a little ruler of my own and measured myself with it and I am just nine feet tall.'
Some of the boy's elders are doing the same thing. If they don't 'measure up' according to the accepted standards, some folks make their own rulers, set their own standards. We must remember that 'not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.'—Christian Victory
(2 Cor. 10. 12-18)