‘Kom-parri-son’; Comparison; The act of comparing.
In today’s society, we all always seem to be comparing. Do we measure up? A question most people ask themselves.
To be a believer the the answer should be yes! We are children of The Most High God. John 1 verse12:
With other believers we can’t compare ourselves, because God doesn’t have favorites., but we all can make Him proud.
Job 1 verse 8; “Have you considered My servant Job, no one else on the earth is like him, a man perfect in integrity, who fears God and turns away from evil.
Christianity is not a religion, it is a way of life, a religion may use comparisons for example: Luke 18 verse 9 to 14: ‘The Parable of The Pharisee and the Tax Collector.’
The Pharisee had a perception the He was more right with God, than the tax collector. Most likely they were both disliked by the people of their time. If they had being doing their job with compassion and the best of their ability, they were doing their best before God.
Matthew 9 verse 9: Jesus calls a tax collector to follow Him as a disciple. Jesus also called fishermen, Jesus looks at the heart, not he image we are trying to portray.
In comparing ourselves, we risk loneliness, because no one cultivates friends by finding fault with others in order to feel better about oneself.
In The Parable The Tax Collector was the one, who shows us the path to truth about ourselves. His approach was based on honesty about himself, and becoming more like Christ.
The world system will never get it, while everybody is trying to be better then someone else. We as believers need to become more Christlike, because He is our only perfect example.
O F J.