Sunday, August 28, 2011
Beware of Unfair Comparisons
2 Cor 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
We are what we are because of the grace of God and our cooperation (or lack of) with that grace.
Because of that, we mustn't compare ourselves with each other. It will cause hard feelings. It will cause us to think that God is unfair, or a respecter of persons.
Instead, we ought to accept our limitations, recognize our assets, trust in God's strength and work as a team to do the work of the Lord.
We shouldn't be comparing our numbers, our talents or results. The Lord is in charge of all that. Ours is to obey completely and serve Him unreservedly.