Do you ever compare yourself to others?
Maybe in the area of appearance, talent, position, or achievement? In the first century, the Jews routinely compared themselves to non-Jews. They pointed out their lineage from Abraham as the definitive mark of superiority, but unfortunately that comparison was fatally flawed. Instead of comparing themselves to God’s righteousness (leading to repentance), they looked at other people and saw no need for forgiveness. By looking at people, they were able to find and establish a lower, more reachable standard. However, in his discussion of Jew versus Gentile (law versus no-law), Paul wrote these words:
“For all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory.” – Romans 3:23 NKJV
Truth is, we’ve all sinned according to the standard of God’s glory, but He offers grace and forgiveness to all who ask. So when it comes to our position in Christ, there’s nothing to boast about, just a lot to be thankful for. So as you go today, how will you model a grateful attitude?