It’s easy to make comparisons
And to point the finger too,
When the transgressions of others appear worse
Than all we say and do.
But by what right do we have
To compare our sins to others?
When in God’s eyes we’ve all transgressed
And no better than one another.
Although certain sins create more heartache
And it’s tragic that this occurs,
But God’s righteous judgement will prevail
To deal with those accursed.
The gentle lady in your neighbourhood
May appear to be an angel indeed…
But if her pride prevents her from receiving Jesus
For her soul He cannot intercede.
Because unbelief is the only transgression
That will never be forgiven;
As it doesn’t allow true faith and repentance
And by pride it’s always driven.
There’s no point to ever compare and judge
Just because we haven’t murdered,
Or committed adultery and considered as ‘good’
But by other sins we’re burdened.
Let’s not deceive ourselves that we’re good
As Scripture makes it clear…
That there’s none righteous, no, not one
But only God whom we should fear.
Comparisons breed covetousness
When we want to be considered as better,
But when we stand before God to give an account
All else will truly not matter.
Comparisons lead to jealousy
Because others appear to be happier,
But when our lives are simple and hassle free
We’re better off by far.
Let’s not compare ourselves to others
Since we have a unique blueprint indeed;
Instead let’s be content with what we have
And plant much godly seed.
(C) Paras Bovolos 2020
“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12
“There is none righteous, no, not one..” Romans 3:10
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgement.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.” Hebrews 13:5