Selfishness

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Topic: Selfishness

March 30th, 2012

          What is selfishness? Is it when you sit by and watch someone get bullied or is it only thinking about yourself? Different people have different views on what is selfish and what isn't, but there is only one narrowed down, true term for "selfish".

Definition of selfish: (of a person, action, or motive) Lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure. {Synonyms: egoistic - self-seeking - self-centered - self-centred}

In our society, the social view on selfishness is that it is purely wrong. If you are selfish, in our world today, it is considered a bad thing, you are a terrible person if you are selfish. In a God's view also, selfishness is bad, God certainly does not value anyone who thinks only about themselves. He wants us to follow in Jesus' footsteps, to be kind to everyone and to help everyone who needs help. Jesus' put all others above His own wants and needs, did He not?

One of the most selfish things i've noticed about people is that they value money. Valueing money above actual people isn't human. If money is more important to you than volunteering or helping somebody, you need a serious reality check in life. Now, i'm not saying we don't need money, because in our society we cannot live without it. What I am pointing out is, if you have more money than you need, then why don't you turn your attention onto people who don't have enough to get by in life?

We are all brothers and sisters through Christ, our Savior! If God's children are suffering and calling out for help, shouldn't we listen? Shouldn't we rise to the call?

Will you?

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2nd Timothy 3:1-5 -> But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

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Song: Jesus, Friend of Sinners by Casting Crowns

Oh Jesus, Friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, Friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours

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Have a Christ-centered day! (:

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