15 Bible Verses about Comparing Yourself to Others, Not Comparing Ourselves to Others – Powerful Scriptures
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Comparing ourselves to others is very dangerous – it is a recipe for disaster. Comparing yourself to others leads to resentment, discontentment, jealousy and envy, pain, greed, anger, bitterness, and even pride, on the flip side.
Comparing ourselves to others is self destructive. Comparison leads to making foolish decisions. It’s a trap! Our minds become clouded and we can’t see or think clearly anymore. It robs us of joy and peace, and diminishes the beauty of God’s blessings in our lives. When we stop comparing ourselves to others, we run our own race at our own pace. We allow God to accomplish his plans for our lives. We can enjoy God’s blessings and share with others too. We enjoy peace of mind and restoration, along with a happy and thankful heart.
What does the Bible say about Comparing Yourself to Others?
Galatians 6:4-5, MSG Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
Galatians 6:4, NLT Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.
2 Corinthians 10:12, BSB We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they show their ignorance.
Romans 12:2, ESV Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Set your heart on God)
Galatians 1:10, ESV 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.
Hebrews 12:1, ESV Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
1 Corinthians 4:7, ESV For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
1 Thessalonians 4:11a, NLT Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business…
1 John 2:15, NLT Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.
James 3:16, NIV For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
Matthew 6:33-34, NIV But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
1 Timothy 6:6-7, ESV But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.
Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Jeremiah 29:11, NIV For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Dear Friends, I pray the above scriptures on comparing yourself with others have been a blessing to you and yours. With God’s help, we can and by God’s grace will stop comparing ourselves to others. Instead, we will continually remember God’s great love for us, and focus on trusting God and fixing our eyes on God… while sharing God’s love with others too, to the glory of God! Amen 🙂
Related: Bible Verses about Being Thankful ; Bible Verses about Counting Your Blessings
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