Category Archives: comparison

By Revelation

John 1:31-32 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.” (NRSV, emphasis added)

We kick off today with our final thought from yesterday and that is, God chose the one that had known Jesus from the womb and grew up with Him not to depend on his natural knowledge of Jesus. Why? So that God can reveal Jesus to him in a supernatural way. Read the rest of this entry

True Focus

John 1:26-27 “John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” (NRSV, emphasis added)

John in reference to Jesus said, “I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” What did he mean? At that time, what is called the “Rabbinic Movement” was very strong. The Rabbis are the teachers and each Rabbi will have students. Read the rest of this entry

Pathway

2 Tim. 4:7 (NIV) “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

 

We will kick off today’s devotional with the final thought from yesterday, which is, the race of life is not a competitive event to see who comes first, but an endurance run to see who finishes well. 2 Tim. 4:7 (VOICE)…I have stayed on course and finished the race…” Read the rest of this entry

Own Up & Be Yourself

Ps.139:14 “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it”

 

You cannot step up if you do not own up. Regardless of how much you have failed, Jesus is inviting you to step up. Regardless of how much success you have had, Jesus is inviting you to step up. But you cannot step up if you do not own up. Read the rest of this entry

Performance Rating

2 Tim. 2:15 “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.”

 

One major thing that cripples people is comparison. Comparison is a major hindrance to stepping up. And this is what God says about comparison in His Word. Read the rest of this entry