Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 30, 2013

Comparisons…Never Win

cb devo sept 30“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12 (KJV)

What an amazing Savior we have!  Wow, how He loves us, created us, and put so much in us for His purposes! His thoughts toward us are wonderful, but yet how often are our thoughts towards “us” and each other not. Do we as women make comparisons? Do we measure ourselves against other people? Do we get down on ourselves when we perceive that we are not as “good” as another? 2 Corinthians 10 says that is not wise! So how should we live in this world with other people?

Here are just a few reminders from God’s word as we lovingly accept ourselves and the people around us:

1.     Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love (Romans 12:10)

2.     Bear the infirmities of the weak ( Romans 15:1-2)

3.     Be tenderhearted and forgiving (Ephesians 4:32)

4.     Lift up others with our speech – minister grace to the hearers. (Ephesians 4:29-32)

5.     Loving God  always leads to loving others (I John 4:20-21)

6.     Draw our husbands to the Lord by our conversation (I Peter 3:1-2)

7.     Live peaceably with all people (Romans 12:18)

“Lord Jesus, thank you for loving us. Help us to be women who love others and ourselves, as you love. Help us to live peaceably with all those you’ve blessed us with.”


For His Glory,

Julia Forystek Bergstrom
TRBC Coffee Break


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