Comparison is the thief of joy. (Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President)

It’s a simple statement, but certainly conveys an important and practical lesson. It can work both ways. Do you lose your joy when you see someone doing so much better than you do? Or do you become proud at another’s failure, thinking you could do it better? Both views are destructive, and both reveal a misunderstanding of true joy.  

I pray that . . .  you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding (Philippians 1:9).

Be joyful. Grow to maturity (2 Corinthians 13:11).