Daily Devotional
Stop Comparing Ourselves to Others

“For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”

Galatians 6:3-4


Ponder This

Do you know Jesus raised three people from the dead? He raised a little girl who had just died (Mark 5:21-43), a young man on the way to his funeral (Luke 7:11-17), and He raised Lazarus (John 11:38-44). How did He raise that little girl? She had just died. Jesus went into her bedroom and said, “All the rest of you just stay out. You don’t believe.” But Jesus took that little girl and said, “Darling, get up!” She woke up. Her body was still warm. And then Jesus raised a man. He was on the way to the funeral. He was being transported. Now he was dead also, but his body was cold. Rigor mortis had set in. And Jesus raised him. Then Jesus raised Lazarus. Lazarus had been in the grave for four days. Corruption had already begun. The stench of death was there. And God raised Lazarus.

I want to ask you a question: Which one was the deadest? Dead is dead. It doesn’t matter whether you were like that little girl, like that young man, or like Lazarus. Dead is dead. There may be degrees of corruption but not degrees of death. Dead is dead. We must stop comparing ourselves to others and saying, “I’m better than him. I’m better than her.” That’s like dead people saying, “You’re more dead than I am.” Dead is dead; we all need God’s power at work in us.

  • When have you compared yourself to someone else in matters of faith?
  • How does pride inhibit intimacy with Christ?

Practice This

Take time and consider where you have pridefully compared yourself with others. Repent and ask God to show His power in you.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.