"We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise."
(2 CORINTHIANS 10:12)
The Apostle Paul spoke to this universal tendency of people to compare themselves with others. He said it was not wise. Instead of dwelling on how “the grass is always greener…” perhaps we ought to consider that the grass is always greener wherever it is watered most.
Do you want to have “life to the full” as Jesus said in John 10? Then “trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:3-4). And whatever you do, resist letting comparisons and envy rob you of joy. There is no use chasing after what others have when Christ has given you what you need: HIM.
2 Corinthians 10:7-18
IF THERE WOULD BE ANYTHING TO BOAST ABOUT AT ALL, LET IT BE THAT WE WOULD BOAST IN CHRIST OUR LORD.
Bible In A Year
- Genesis 31-32
- Psalm 16
- Matthew 24