In the Bible, through a vision given to the Apostle John, Jesus instructs the (then present) Churches across Asia minor, to consider how they measured against the “standard” that He had set for His Church, which was less than a hundred years
old. They had drifted and required re-calibrating.
It’s healthy to do the same with our own lives: to hold ourselves up against an external standard to see how we may have drifted off the mark. There is no better standard to look to which illustrates what it means to be fully human than God’s Word to us.