Thursday, August 12, 2010

Look at What is Before Your Eyes

Look at what is before your eyes. If anyone is confident that he is Christ’s, let him remind himself that just as he is Christ’s, so also are we. For even if I boast a little too much of our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be ashamed. I do not want to appear to be frightening you with my letters. For they say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account." Let such a person understand that what we say by letter when absent, we do when present. Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

-- 2 Corinthians 10:7-12
"Measure up to us" was the expectation of the Pharisee.

"Measure up to me" is the expectation of God.

Which is harder?

Thank God that in Christ Jesus the harder is done and the easier is worthless.


Sola Gratia said...

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Israel Sanchez said...

Amen. We all have to pick up our crosses.

Spherical said...

Measuring up to another man is meaningless (although people try it all the time). But we cannot measure up to God. Which all the more shows us our dependance of Christ. Salvation is found in no other name! Amen!

Cara said...

A truly excellent response to Warren.

Molly @ Star Cottage said...

Wonderful post, I definitely needed this one.