We live in a world that tells us to compare.
Compare ourselves with our friends. Compare ourselves with what we see on TV and in the movies. Compare ourselves with “statistics” to find out whether we’re “normal” or not.
But that’s not the path to freedom, and that’s not the way of Jesus.
“Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding…”Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” –2 Corinthians 10:12, 17
There may be a thousand things in this world that we don’t have, but God has promised His children a glorious gift that trumps them all: Himself.