August 2, 2018




Tesla revs up it’s engine. Corvette sits silently purring. Will the Corvette go head to head with the Tesla guy? Yes this was a real live scene in suburbia on a nice stretch of pavement. The gentlemanly thing to do was to allow the Tesla to be a Tesla without interference and that is exactly what the Corvette did. Competition peaked when the Tesla proved itself in power and strength. Understandably and yet maybe the Corvette thought I don’t have to prove myself to anyone.


I read a license plate that said “hot stuff”. This is not what God intended when He meant for us not to brag.


Competition is all about comparing who is better, who is brighter, who is smarter, who is going to make the front page of vogue, who is going to compromise to become famous. Competition seems to gain merit when one flaunts what one has to gain acceptance and admiration. You become your own brand that boasts of your value and worth but not in the Lord. Cain became so jealous and envious of Abel that he killed him.


The pressure is on in societies because the caste system operates in this fashion. But as believers we do not live by these rules or standards. The word says if we compare ourselves with one another it leads to evil.


2 Corinthians 10:12 (KJV)

12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 


James 3:16  (KJV)

16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.


Proverbs 14:30 (KJV)

30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.


1 Corinthians 3:3 (KJV)

3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?


Romans 12:2 (KJV)

2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


Philippians 2:3 (KJV)

3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.


Galatians 1:10 (KJV)

10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.


Isaiah 2:22 (KJV)

22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of ?


Mark 12:30 (KJV)

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.


Psalm 37:5 (KJV)

5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.


Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.


1 Timothy 6:6-8  (KJV)

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.


Psalm 23:1 (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.


1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


2 Corinthians 10:17 (KJV)

17 But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.


Jeremiah 29:11  (KJV)

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.


Psalm 46:10  (KJV)

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.


Galatians 6:4-6 (KJV)

4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

5 For every man shall bear his own burden.





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