3 insights from this episode:
Where comparison begins, contentment ends.
… But they are only comparing themselves with each other, using themselves as the standard of measurement. How ignorant!
2 Corinthians 10:12 NLT
Comparing makes you feel either superior or inferior—neither honors God.
… the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
John 20:4 NIV
Peter turned around and saw behind them the disciple Jesus loved … Peter asked Jesus, “What about him, Lord?” Jesus replied,“If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”
John 21:20-22 NLT
Who or what is going to define your worth?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV
… So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step.
1 Corinthians 9:24-26 NLT
For further consideration:
“You can’t faithfully follow Jesus if you’re always comparing yourself to someone else.”
Which comparisons do you struggle with most?
How do you currently define your worth?
If Jesus defines your worth, then who are you and what are you worth?
If you completely adopted this mindset, what would change?
Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-26.
What prize are you running to win?
What purposeful steps will it take to get there?