Love in a World of Self-Interest

#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.

loveGod 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).

-Joe

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4 thoughts on “Love in a World of Self-Interest

  1. What a great article! The truth is that even most of the ills we experience in our own lives can only be healed when we get our eyes off of ourselves and begin to love others. It seems counter-intuitive but that is how God has created the universe to work.

  2. Joe Butler

    You’re absolutely right. We push back against the way God meant things to be. If only we’d be willing to listen beforehand and not in hindsight, we would save ourselves a lot of grief.

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