Presentation on theme: "The problem of comparison is that there is always someone who is more “ER”."— Presentation transcript:
The problem of comparison is that there is always someone who is more “ER”.
Matthew 27:18 Matthew 27:18 (NIV1984) For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
Proverbs 14:30 Proverbs 14:30 (NIV1984) A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
There’s simply no win in compare-I-sin.
Ecclesiastes 4:4-8a Ecclesiastes 4:4-8a (NIV1984) 4 And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man’s envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. 5 The fool folds his hands and ruins himself. 6 Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. 7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: 8 There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
Ecclesiastes 4:8b Ecclesiastes 4:8b (NIV1984) “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless—a miserable business!
Who or what is the measuring stick To which I evaluate my life and actions?