Skip to toolbar
 

Avoiding the Common Mistake of “Comparison”

By Scriptures In Use

Why, when we receive a financial or other type of material gift do we compare it to what one of our friends or family members might have received?  The thought or action of “comparison” is such a mistake and is brought about by selfish greed, not a web you want to be trapped in, especially as followers of Jesus.  Comparison isn’t part of God’s Kingdom.

Scriptures In Use’s field workers tell a number of incredible Biblical Stories from what we call our Parables Collection. The collection is found in “Bridges 2” Orality curriculum training. One of my favorites is the Workers in the Vineyard [found in Matthew 20:1-16 (NIV).]  At the end of the day, when the workers all had received the same amount of pay for their time and effort;  one denarius, the comparison, grumbling, and complaining began…

The Lord distinctly addresses that it is He who determines who or what a person will receive and it is His decision and His decision alone:

15 “Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”  Matthew 20: 15-16 (NIV)

How does this Biblical story apply to Avoiding the Common Mistake of “Comparison” and what does this teaching mean for each of us?

“STOP ‘comparing’ dear brothers and sisters!” as grandpa would say. It’s truly a waste of time and what the evil one, Satan, wants us to do.  Don’t listen to the evil one’s whispers and lies of what you think you deserve or what you have earned.  Thank God for what He has compassionately and generously provided for each of us.

Ultimately with our sinful nature, we deserve nothing but His wrath.  BUT God in His mercy and grace while we were yet sinners sacrificed His one and only begotten Son. This act provided for us, forever forgiveness and redemption of our sins and the guarantee to spend eternity with Him as co-heirs with Jesus Christ.  What more do we need?  Nothing, we need nothing, only Him and His sovereign compassion and grace.  So let’s quit comparing, grumbling, and complaining.  He has so much more in store for us if we focus on Him and His eternal Kingdom alone.

 

Related Content

Upcoming Events


Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /var/www/vhosts/orality.net/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-spamshield/wp-spamshield.php on line 2033
  • Discovering and learning oral teaching methods

    September 21 @ 9:00 am - October 2 @ 1:30 pm CEST at WEC International Germany

    Orality is not merely about communicating verbally instead of writing, but it is about thinking patterns, what kind of information seems relevant and interesting, how is information remembered and how is it passed on to others. 70% of the world population are oral learners, either...

  • Reaching the New Marginalized

    October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+8

    ION ZOOM-TABLE: "Reaching the New Marginalized and the Further Marginalized." We the digitally elite enjoy unprecedented access to Good News, good teaching and good resources. October 16th five global leaders join the International Orality Network to describe how the current crisis cuts off the o...

  • e3 Oral Strategies Story Training for Trainers ON-LINE Training Workshop

    January 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm UTC+0 at e3 Partners Ministry

    This will be a 6-day ON-LINE course running Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning January18th and going through January 29th, 2021 - scheduled as below: Monday, January 18th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST Wednesday, January 20th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST Friday, January 22nd...

  • 2021 ION North America Regional Conference

    October 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

    All Nations By All Means NARION Conference - Houston, Tx October 14-16, 2021 OUR CALL: Mark 13:10 – “And the gospel must first be communicated to all nations.” OUR PRACTICE: “Oh, My People, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying, for I...

View All Events
 
Join the ION Community!

Notice: Undefined variable: royal_prettyphoto_tab_url in /var/www/vhosts/orality.net/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/rt-prettyphoto/rt-prettyphoto.php on line 175

Notice: Undefined variable: royal_prettyphoto_text_for_tab in /var/www/vhosts/orality.net/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/rt-prettyphoto/rt-prettyphoto.php on line 175