Has anyone ever told you, “Well, at least I’m better than so-and-so!” I always cringe when I hear these kinds of statements. The thing is, we can’t measure ourselves against other people. As Christians, we only have one Ideal against which to measure our character: Jesus Christ. Granted, we’ll never attain perfection, but if we don’t at least make the effort, we’re settling for a secondhand life. God will give us the strength we need to live a Godly life when we admit our dependence on Him.