Bread and Butter

A Lawyer's Prayers

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It is all too human to compare ourselves with others.  She has better hair.  He has a better car.

Even Christians do this…whether they should or not [1].  Oftentimes, the comparison is in spiritual terms.  He is always speaking up at bible study.  She has headed the Christian women’s group for years.

Calculating Spirituality

This, of course, is foolishness.  We may be able to count our blessings.  But we cannot calculate our spirituality.

We cannot grade our relationship with Christ any more than assign a numeric value to our other relationships.  There simply is no formula.  How often should a good husband take out the garbage?  How tall is a good wife?

Paul said, on this subject:

For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves.  But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and…

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