13 Bible Verses about Selfishness
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.
Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
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