THE PERILS OF COMPARISON
“When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise (2 Cor 10:12b NIV)
One of two things tends to happen when we compare ourselves with others:
Either we judge others out of our strengths and see them as inferior
Or we judge others out of our weakness and depreciate ourselves.
Perhaps the Lord warned us about judging because of our disposition to compare. Perhaps we are not as competent to evaluate others as we think. Perhaps we are a tad underqualified to sit in God’s seat of judgment.
Certainly, we must make moral judgments to navigate life in society but we should tremble, just a bit, when we pay the comparison game.
Steven C Johnson
Landing Strip Enterprises
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