Jesus challenges us to stop being competitive. We are always comparing ourselves with others. It is a serious problem. It makes us feel better that we are better off than someone else.
We have all fallen short of what God has in mind for us. We miss the mark. Worrying about how we compare to others has us ignoring God.
God’s goal for us is that we spend time on the right things. The first thing is to love God. The second thing is to love everyone. That will get us somewhere with God. Jesus knew this.
We can’t ignore God.
“How do you expect to get anywhere with God when you spend all your time jockeying for position with each other, ranking your rivals and ignoring God?” ~~Jesus (John 5)