15 The angel who spoke to me had a gold measuring rod with which to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 16 Now the city was laid out as a square. Its length was the same as its width. He measured the city with the rod, and it was fifteen hundred miles. Its length and width and height were equal. 17 He also measured the thickness of its wall. It was two hundred sixteen feet thick, as a person—or rather, an angel—measures things. 18 The wall was built of jasper, and the city was pure gold, like pure glass. 19 The city wall’s foundations were decorated with every kind of jewel. The first foundation was jasper, the second was sapphire, the third was chalcedony, and the fourth was emerald. 20 The fifth was sardonyx, the sixth was carnelian, the seventh was chrysolite, and the eighth was beryl. The ninth was topaz, the tenth was chrysoprase, the eleventh was jacinth, and the twelfth was amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was made from a single pearl. And the city’s main street was pure gold, as transparent as glass. 22 I didn’t see a temple in the city, because its temple is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb. (Revelation 21:15-22, CEB)
As I read this passage this time, this verse stuck out to me, “It was two hundred sixteen feet thick, as a person—or rather, an angel—measures things.”
216 feet thick as an angel measures things.
What is the difference between how a person and an angel measure things?
Is there actually a difference in the way humans measure things?
I guess there can be, that is why they say measure twice and cut once.
But measuring with God’s gold measuring rod, there should be no mistakes.
Just love and the measurement won’t matter.
Loving People. Loving God.