“For we are not bold to class or compare ourselves with some of those who commend themselves; but when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding. But we will not boast beyond our measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you” (2 Corinthians 10:12-13).
To whom will you compare yourself? Is it to others? Fellow sinners? The world does this, comparing the imperfect with the imperfect. Christ has called for us to follow Him. He knows you are not perfect, but says, “Come and I will make you.” Follow the Lord and let the One who knows do all that is needed that you may be like He is. Do not be led astray by those who are opposed to the simplicity of salvation.
Lord, I get caught up by those who look powerful, or by those with smooth speech. Help me instead to listen to You who has spoken the words of eternal life. Guide me in Your goodness that I would not settle for anything less that walking with You all the days of my life. Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may be guided by You above all the other voices around me in this world.
Lord Jesus, You have spoken the words of eternal life. You call us to You that we may now and always be guided by Your goodness. Lead me this day, O Lord, that I may now and always see and hear what You reveal and speak. Give me eyes to see the insanity of this world and ears to hear Your word of truth amidst the noise of this age. In You alone, O Lord, is my hope and eternity. Amen.