We may feel that we are different from other people-either much worse or much better. We may look down on ourself and continually compare ourself with “good” people. Or perhaps our addiction seems more socially acceptable than others. So we console ourself by looking down on others whose sins seem worse than ours.
“As the Scripture say, ‘No one is good-not even one. No one has real understanding; no one is seeking God. All have turned away from God; all have gone wrong'” (Romans 3:10-12).
The first chapter of Romans is often used to condemn sexual sins or sexual addictions. People tend to skip over the last few verses, which condemn the more “acceptable” sins such as backbiting, disobeying parents, or bragging. In the second chapter the apostle Paus speaks to people who see themselves as better than others: “You may be saying, ‘What terrible people you have been talking about!’ But you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you do these very same things” (Romans 2:1).
Every one of us is made of the same stuff-both good and bad. We may act out in different ways, but in God’s eyes we are all the same. When we focus on admitting our wrongs, it helps us remember that we are not so different from others after all. As we call on God and admit our helplessness, we can begin the steps toward healing and recovery.
I couldn’t have said this better myself. People don’t understand that they are absolutely no different than the next person. For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard. It just happens in different ways for every individual. So think before you speak about the next person unless you have something good to say, some words of encouragement are always helpful. Don’t you know that when you tear someone down someone is doing the same thing to you. It is the principle of sewing and reaping. We harvest whatever we sew from our mouths so be careful. Seek God with all of your heart and he will give you the ability to sew good seeds and reap a great harvest!