Passage: John 21:18-22
Comparison is such a “subtle sin” because it’s almost always internal, and it’s one of Satan’s greatest tools against Christians because it’s so easy for him to use. He doesn’t have to really do anything. He just has to convince us to take our eyes off of Christ and simply look at something/someone else because he knows we’ll instantly begin comparing.
- Who or what do you compare yourself to? Why do you do that?
- The sermon talks about the “if onlys.” What are your "if onlys" and how are they damaging to your spiritual life?
- What are the costs of comparison in your life?
- How has comparison led you to jealousy or resentment?
- In Christ, God has accepted us, cleansed us, clothed us, saved us, changed us, loved us, adopted us—and he is the one who fulfills us to the point where we no longer need external validation because we have internally been satisfied. Have you received him yet? What does it mean to you to have a new life in Christ?