KEY SCRIPTURE: Luke 12:15 KJV “And he said unto them, take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth”.
Selfishness is the mother of covetousness’. The Lord taught that, a man’s life does not constitute in the abundance of goods he or she has. Many have been deluded by it and are aggressively craving after possessions. The Bible calls selfishness as loving yourself. In the last days the major peril of men would result out of selfishness or men loving themselves. 2Timothy 3:1 KJV” This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous…… ” Men become enemies of each other when they *become selfish” *
Selfishness drove king Saul into madness, pursuing the life of David. Selfishness creates insecurity in the heart of the man who has given himself to it. When the women sang Saul has killed a thousand and David ten thousand, he became very insecure and said the following:
1Sa 18:8 KJV “And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, they have ascribed unto David ten thousand, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?” From that day king Saul was so insecure that he left the administration of his kingdom to pursue David. They would manipulate, tell lies and even try to eliminate the one who is a threat to them. This is a great illusion. Just consider what Saul did:1Samuel 18:11 KJV And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice”.
Saul was so much afraid of David. 1Samuel 18:12 KJV And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul. Dear reader is selfishness taking the better part of you? Kill it as soon as possible less it would destroy you. Saul died in a battle that he could have just asked David to go and fight for Israel. Fear as a result of selfishness made Saul to preserve his monarchy against the will of God. No Christian is supposed to be selfish. (Galatians 2:20)
I am born of God. I live by the spirit of God. I do not live for my ambitions nor any personal longings, but in all things, Christ would be magnified in me.
Galatians 6:7 KJV” Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap”.
Ezekiel 33:31 KJV” And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness”.