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To compare pricing in order to get the best deal or to compare the effects of certain products is a normal behavior. In either case, we compare because want the best. Comparisons, while certainly necessary, can also be destructive when it comes to human beings. We are traveling down the devil’s road when we compare our wealth to someone else’s wealth, or when we compare our beauty to another’s beauty. Sometimes, we even compare our walk with God to another person’s walk. The only One we should be comparing ourselves to is Jesus. And the only way to know what He would do or say in any given situation is to read about Him. If we’re comparing ourselves to anyone else, we are not fully seeking to be like Jesus. In the true Christian’s life, He is the goal. If our peace shows up missing and if joy has left the building, it may be because we’re trying to copy other people and aren’t seeking to imitate Him. Whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked. 1 John 2:6; But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it. Numbers 14:24)

Suzanne Sommerville

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