#1!!! That’s all that matters right? I mean, no one else is going to look out for #1 except for me. At least that’s what the world tells us. We live in a world that sings praises to me, myself, and I. The self-interest club is even popular in churches across the country today. Better make sure your congregation has a ministry to meet every need or the masses will leave and go somewhere else.
God calls for love in a world that revolves around ourselves. We have to die to ourselves, and allow Christ to live through us (Gal. 2:20). Only through this kind of sacrifice can the many ills of our world begin to heal. God is love (1 John 4:8) and if we love him in return, we will lose the self-interest and put others first (1 John 4:11-12).