Where Do You Get Yours From?

We’re tempted to take our standards from the worldly standards around us.
In a Lancashire town there was a large clock in the window of a clock makers shop. Each day a factory owner would stop at the shop and adjust his watch to the clock. And never would a day go by without him checking that his watch was in time with the clock.
One day he met up with the owner of the watch shop. He told him how much he relied on the accuracy of his clock because the factory buzzer was always timed by his watch. ‘That’s funny,’ said the watchmaker, ‘I always time my clock by your buzzer!’
We are bound to be in error if we take our standards from the world and have no fixed standards.
1500 Illustrations for Preachers & Teachers p267-268