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Selfishness


1. Contrary to the law of God. Le 19:18; Mt 22:39; Jas 2:8.

2. The example of Christ condemns. Joh 4:34; Ro 15:3; 2Co 8:9.

3. God hates. Mal 1:10.

4. Exhibited in

a. Being lovers of ourselves. 2Ti 3:2.

b. Pleasing ourselves. Ro 15:1.

c. Seeking our own. 1Co 10:33; Php 2:21.

d. Seeking after gain. Isa 56:11.

e. Seeking undue precedence. Mt 20:21.

f. Living to ourselves. 2Co 5:15.

g. Neglect of the poor. 1Jo 3:17.

h. Serving God for reward. Mal 1:10.

i. Performing duty for reward. Mic 3:11.

5. Inconsistent with Christian love. 1Co 13:5.

6. Inconsistent with communion of saints. Ro 12:4,5; 1Co 12:12-27.

7. Especially forbidden to saints. 1Co 10:24; Php 2:4.

8. The love of Christ should constrain us to avoid. 2Co 5:14,15.

9. Ministers should be devoid of. 1Co 9:19-23; 10:33.

10. All men addicted to. Eph 2:3; Php 2:21.

11. Saints falsely accused of. Job 1:9-11.

12. Characteristic of the last days. 2Ti 3:1,2.

13. Exemplified

a. Cain. Ge 4:9.

b. Nabal. 1Sa 25:3,11.

c. Haman. Es 6:6.

d. Priests. Isa 56:11.

e. Jews. Zec 7:6.

f. James and John. Mr 10:37.

g. Multitude. Joh 6:26.