Words matter. God speaks loud and long regarding the power of our words. One prime example, Proverbs 18:21 says, "The tongue can bring both death or life (NLT)."
While there are many expressions of a toxic tongue, comparing ourselves to others leads to words of death. Comparisons can be a carefully laid trap that will lead you down a road of relational ruin. Sinful comparing tends to measure our own worth through the lens of others' lifestyle or accomplishments. Ecclesiastes 4:4 notes, "Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless – like chasing the wind (NLT)."