Selfishness and Pride
Selfishness is mankind’s fundamental defect. Selfish means: self-centered, self-serving, self-important.
At the root of every problem is selfishness. JAMES 3:16
Where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is also disorder and every kind of evil.
No other “religion” teaches to put others first, to love your enemies. Christianity is the only one that teaches you can be totally changed and become a person with a new nature.
We are products of a corrupt culture that teaches selfishness. All sin is selfish. No one ever sins for someone else — we do it for selfish reasons.
We must die to selfishness — or self-destruct. However, we are unable to do it by ourselves. We must allow Jesus Christ to change us inwardly.
You can’t change the fruit without changing the root. That is why you must be born again-renewed in your nature. Only by receiving Jesus Christ, and letting Him change you, can you be a truly unselfish person.
Being selfish is a sin.
It can cause
2. No happiness, depression, always feeling sad, despise oneself
3. Loose your value of your earnings, no prosperity
4. Whatever good you do turns out negative for you
5. All your relatives and friend turn against you
6. You loose your standing in family
7. You loose your standing in society
Pride is self-importance and self-focus — which leads to selfishness which is selfish thinking and selfish acting — which is the opposite of Jesus’ command of agape love (John 13:34).
Pride and selfishness always go together. A truly humble person cannot be selfish at the same time.
Pride is the root of selfishness — and thus the root of all evil. Pride is hidden but manifests as selfish acts. Selfishness is the cause of all evil. All evil proceeds from selfish actions. Selfishness is the only manifest problem, but pride feeds it. Dealing with the root cause of the problem is the only lasting solution.
Pride produces selfishness. All selfishness is pride.
Doing things yourself, on your own, is a part of selfishness. Prayer is the opposite of doing things yourself. We must desire God’s: will, done in God’s time, and done God’s way.