Bible Summary. Selfishness and love are complete opposites. Selfishness is solely focused on satisfying its own flesh. Love on the other hand is focused on pleasing others. Pride and selfishness go hand-in-hand. They are both self-centered. They are both in contention with God and with everyone around them. Selfishness is infectious. If one person is selfish and prideful, it is likely that they will incite others to be prideful and selfish. God does not suffer selfish people. God counts these type of people as wicked and He will not know them. Pride and selfishness produce strife and disharmony with God and with others. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on selfishness. Key Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4, Proverbs 13:10, Ezekiel 16:15, and Psalms 101:4
How Can You Stop Being Selfish? Learn to Love.
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Selfishness and Love Are Complete Opposites.
Love is not selfish, envious, nor prideful. Selfish people seek only to satisfy their flesh. Love does not. Selfishness and love are complete opposites and cannot coexist at the same time.
See Scripture Commentary: 1 Corinthians 13:4 advises that love is not selfish, envious, nor prideful.
Prideful, Selfish Acts Cause Contention, Not Peace.
Jesus loves us so much that He has given us peace for all that ask Him of it. Strife and contention does not come from God. All contention comes from pride and selfishness.
See Scripture Commentary: Proverbs 13:10 advises us that pride and selfishness cause strife.
Selfish Acts Reproduce More Selfish Acts.
Selfishness is infectious. If one person is selfish and prideful, it is likely that they will incite others to be prideful and selfish. If we love God, we have the power to not be enticed by selfish acts of others and not get in a place of selfishness where we entice others to go against God.
See Scripture Commentary: Ezekiel 16:15 advices us how selfish acts incite more selfish acts.
God Will Not Put Up With Selfish Behavior.
If you display selfish behavior with God or your neighbor, God will not put up with you for very long. The proud place more honor on themselves than God. God counts this type of person as wicked and He will not know him. Pride and selfishness produce strife and disharmony with God and with others.
See Scripture Commentary: Psalms 101:4 advises us that God will separate Himself from selfish people.