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Bible Verses about Selfishness

bible verses about selfishness

Warning Against Selfishness:

  • Psalm 10:4 – “In the pride of his face, the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, ‘There is no God.'”
  • James 3:16 – “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.”
  • James 3:14 – “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.”

The Example of Jesus:

  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
  • Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • Mark 8:35 – “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
  • Matthew 20:28 – “For the Son of Man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Caring for Others:

  • Philippians 2:4 – “Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.”
  • Proverbs 22:9 – “Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.”
  • 1 John 3:17 – “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?”

Generosity and Sharing:

  • 1 Timothy 6:17-18 – “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.”
  • Luke 6:38 – “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
  • Luke 3:11 – “And he answered them, ‘Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.'”
  • Proverbs 22:9 – “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”

Contentment and Humility:

  • 1 Timothy 6:6 – “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
  • Hebrews 13:5 – “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”
  • James 1:9-10 – “Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.”
  • 1 Peter 5:6 – “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.”

Putting Others First:

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
  • Matthew 7:12 – “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:24 – “Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.”
  • Acts 20:35 – “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
  • Ephesians 5:3 – “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.”

Seeking God’s Will:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
  • Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
  • Psalm 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Being Mindful of Others:

  • Romans 15:2 – “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
  • Matthew 5:16 – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
  • Romans 14:13 – “Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.”

Seeking Heavenly Treasure:

  • Matthew 6:19 – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.”
  • Matthew 6:20 – “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
  • Matthew 6:21 – “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

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