101. No more milestones on the horizon.
102. The lesson on pride that I needed to hear.
Now to do it.
In Vertically Inclined by Mary Kassian, session 3, she taught, "Pride compares." It's pretty easy to find ways to compare myself to others and come out feeling good. This is pride. It is sin. But the flipside to this truth is, I often compare myself to others and come out feeling crummy. They are prettier, better, smarter, funnier. This is pride. This is a sin. I need to stop comparing.
"Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.