Who are you tempted to compare yourself to? Comparison sneaks into our perspective subtly, quietly. One minute we’re compassionate and understanding, and the next minute we’re glad that we’re not the ones needing help. Pride slips in, and we find ourselves judging others instead of supporting and encouraging them. To lead like Jesus is to gratefully and freely be justified by grace alone, and to offer that grace to others. Who will experience grace through you today?
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.—Romans 3:23-24
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for redeeming us and justifying us freely by Your grace. Stop me short when I get my eyes off of my own need for grace and begin to compare myself with others. May I offer grace instead of judgment today, I pray in Your name, Amen.