COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS

IT IS QUITE NATURAL, GIVEN THE DEPRAVITY OF HUMAN NATURE, THAT PEOPLE WILL COMPARE ONE WITH ANOTHER, AS IF BEING GREATER, OR MORE GIFTED THAN ANOTHER, MIGHT BE A FACTOR IN GAINING AND SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD .

And so, people compare themselves to others: Which one is prettier, who has the best education, who has the highest IQ, who has the most money, etc., etc.  I maintain that all such comparisons are odious; and are of no value whatever.

There is one comparison that is absolutely worthy of our attention.  It’s the comparison that God, the Holy Spirit, makes through the Apostle Paul, when He declares in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  This statement, from God’s Holy Word, puts everything in perspective: None of us is good enough in and of ourselves, that we should ever think that we are better than anyone else.

What we have, any and all of us, that is invaluable throughout eternity is totally and completely from God.  It is a gift from God: “Not a result of works, so that no one should boast (Ephesians 2:8.9).”

Do you hear, through God’s Word, the voice of Jesus Christ saying, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28).”  You are blessed if you hear the Lord Jesus’ call today.  He is calling you by His irresistible grace, “Come to Me!”  Therefore come and take Him as your Savior and Lord by calling on His Name today.

A simple: “Jesus, please be my Savior and Lord,” will do.

From one who cares immensely where you spend eternity,

Bill

 

COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS

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