In today’s society it can be so tempting to compare ourselves with others and to feel insecure. Jeff shares with us various Scripture verses that shed light on this common human experience, and reminds us that the only person we need to compare ourselves with is Jesus Christ.
Snippet from the Show
Conversion is not about being a better version of yourself, it’s about becoming like Jesus Christ.
“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.”– Galatians 1:10
“But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.”– 1 Thessalonians 2:4
“The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.”– Proverbs 29:25
“Nevertheless many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”– John 12:42-43
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”– Galatians 2:20
“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?”– John 5:44
“So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.”– 2 Corinthians 5:9
“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”– 1 Samuel 16:7
“Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.”– Ephesians 6:6
“Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!”– John 21:20-22
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