COMparison

COMparison
Scott Perkins
   Scott Perkins, author "Tree of Lies: Transforming Decisions, Behaviors, and Relationships By Gaining Perspective On Your Identity in Christ"
Scott@perkinsperspectives.com
 
Comparison is a thief.
 
Cain and Abel - Genesis chapter 4
 
Comparison produces envy.
“If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” - Exodus 16:
 
Comparison produces entitlement.
 
The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—cheaters, sinners, adulterers. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ - Luke 18:11-12
 
Comparison produces pride.
 
“You must not covet your neighbor’s house. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.” - Exodus 20:17
 
Comparison creates a break in integrity.
 
How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. - Philippians 4:10
 
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. - Philippians 4:11
 
[I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. - Philippians 4:12
 
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13
 
 
Contentment helps you see clearly.
 
Contentment is formed in us.
Contentment is free from circumstance.
 
[ I have strength in all things...
 
...in the One strengthening me.
 
Contentment's foundation is in Christ.
 
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. - 1 Timothy 6:6