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bible verses about comparison

Avoiding Comparison:

  • Galatians 6:4 – “Let everyone be sure to do his very best, for then he will have the personal satisfaction of work done well and won’t need to compare himself with someone else.”

God’s Unique Plans:

  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  • Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
  • Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart.”

Contentment and Gratitude:

  • 1 Timothy 6:6 – “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Philippians 4:11 – “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.”

God’s Unconditional Love:

  • John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • 1 John 3:1 – “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
  • Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Humility and Servanthood:

  • Matthew 20:26 – “But among you, it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”
  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
  • Matthew 23:12 – “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”

Different Gifts and Roles:

  • 1 Corinthians 12:4 – “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.”
  • Romans 12:6 – “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.”

Unity in Diversity:

  • Romans 12:5 – “So in Christ, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
  • Ephesians 4:3 – “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
  • 1 Peter 3:8 – “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

God’s Unchanging Nature:

  • Hebrews 13:8 – “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
  • Malachi 3:6 – “For I the Lord do not change; therefore, you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”
  • James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

The Blessing of Individuality:

  • Romans 12:4-5 – “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”
  • Psalm 139:13 – “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
  • Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Seeking God’s Kingdom First:

  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

These verses emphasize the importance of avoiding comparison, recognizing God’s unique plans for each person, practicing contentment, and embracing humility and unity in the body of Christ.