For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. – Galatians 6:3
As English classes increase in difficulty, students will eventually be introduced to compare and contrast papers. The purpose of these essays involves emphasizing the differences of two topics, highlighting dissimilar entities, objects or traits. This exercise enables individuals to examine, evaluate and develop necessary problem solving skills in life.
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent. – Proverbs 11:12
Outside of the classroom, its not uncommon for adults and youth to compare themselves to others. This often occurs to help build up one’s self-esteem by choosing lesser souls in their comparison. Subsequently, instead of striving to improve one’s own life, people would rather attack and or tear down others to improve their own situation. If these comparisons continue, pride will spread like gangrene, poisoning the hearts and minds within society.
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. – Romans 2:1
Christians aren’t exempt from this temptation, with a long history of falling prey to this desire. The apostle Paul calls out first century believers for passing judgment on the low lifes of their day. Since no one is perfect, Romans 3:9-12, there aren’t any who are able or worthy to throw the first stone, John 8:10-11. Therefore, before a spirit of pride runs rampant across America and throughout the world, these comparisons must cease, replaced by humble hearts which seek God first.
by Jay Mankus