Self, the Subtle Strongman

Posted 9/2/2000


The subtle strongman

There is no greater obstacle to the work of God in our lives than the love of self. Greed, inconsideration, indifference, and neglect are common evidences of selfishness.

Mocks the Ten Commandments ex 20:1

I want. Nothing is more important than that. All of self's actions singlemindedly attend to self's needs. The flip side of this is the self doesn't care at all for others. Needy, hurting, hungry & thirsty, and downtrodden people don't merit even a passing glace on the road to placating the raging desires of self.

Paul writes a blistering paragraph describing the selfish in 2ti 3:2 - greedy, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, gossips, uncontrolled, brutal, hateful, treacherous, reckless, conceited, and lovers of pleasure. Not a nice bunch of people by that description, but they wouldn't know it.

Don't be one of them - and don't be so smug that you're not!

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