The text that I am speaking on tomorrow is Romans 12:17-21. I love verse 18, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.”
This verse is counter-cultural, at least in America. In America we compare ourselves to every one else in just about every area of our life. I want a new car or I want a new shed or I wish I were like that, or I am glad I am not like that…. I have shared the gospel with many people and for many, they believe they are going to Heaven because they are better than the next guy. Romans 12:18 says “so far as it depends on you,”
Friends, do not look to others, God is the judge and he will judge you according to the things you have done. God does not grade on the curve, He judges every deed, good and bad.
Pray what the Psalmist prayed… Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. (NIV)