Corrie Ten Boom said “The great ploy of Satan" is "to display such blatant evil one could almost believe one's own secret sin didn't matter.”
We can always feel good about ourselves by comparing ourselves to someone worse.
But God says: "each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else." Galatians 6:4
We can also feel good about ourselves if we judge ourselves according to worldly standards.
But Scripture says that's stupid (2 Corinthians 10:12).
God wants us to feel good about ourselves (e.g. 2 Timothy 4:7-8), but He sets the standards.
We won't be judged by worldly success, popularity, intellect, or the ministry of others. God sees us each as individuals and judges our faithfulness according to the abilities and opportunities He specifically gives us (1 Corinthians 4:2-4; Luke 12:35-48).
Let's take time today to examine ourselves and pray that we're being faithful to God's plan for our lives (2 Corinthians 13:5).
Do you feel unsure about God's plans and purposes in your life? Then work through the verses in today's Bite Size Bible Study.