164. Selfishness

1. WHAT great commandment excludes selfishness?
“Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Matt. 22:39.

2. What sin is forbidden by the tenth commandment? “Thou shalt not covet.” Ex. 20:17.

3. What sins are to characterize the last days?
“Men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous.” 2 Tim. 3:2.

4. How prevalent is this sin of self-seeking?
“For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.” Phil. 2:21.

5. What does charity not do?
“Charity . . . seeketh not her own.” 1 Cor. 13:4,5.

6. How are we admonished with regard to selfishness?
“Let no man seek his own.” 1 Cor. 10:24. “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” Phil. 2:4. “Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.” 1 Cor. 10:33. “Let everyone of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.” Rom. 15:2.

7. What example of unselfishness did Christ leave us?
“For your sakes He became poor.” 2 Cor. 8:9. “Even Christ pleased not Himself.” Rom. 15:3. See 1 John 3:17.