11 Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present. Who we are is measured by the person God sees when the limelight is gone and the bank account is empty. It's who we are at home with our families when the camera's are NOT on and no one else is around to see us but God. Who we are is in our hearts.
12We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
It is a terrible thing to compare ourselves with others. It IS A SIN and I hate this stronghold. So many BORN AGAIN believers/scribes sit around comparing how they write with how others write. They use someone else's thing as a benchmark on how well they are doing it. We've go to stop this. Comparison breeds division, jealousy, envy, strife, competition, and CONDEMNATION....We are unique in God.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.