Ever notice that just about everyone is caught up comparing what they have with what others have? Children compare clothes, handbags, tennis shoes, and curfews. In their own minds, adults compare cars, vacations, and promotions while smiling and patting each other on the back. Unfortunately, in order to have more, make more, and be more, our moral ethics can easily be compromised.
By saying, “My boss does it” or “The guy at church does it,” or, “My friends have one!” doesn’t make it right. Too many times we justify our actions because we are comparing ourselves to the wrong measure. God’s Word gives us the proper standard; all else will fall short of the goal.
Sometimes life requires us to stand up and be counted. Sometimes we must choose between immediate gratification or a denial of self. Sometimes we simply must go against the grain because our goal is to please God, not man or even ourselves. In the long run, we will be a better person and will be blessed for it. Do what’s right.