The Light Daily Devotional – The Evil of Selfishness
Focus: The Evil of Selfishness
WORD FOR TODAY
Selfishness is the work of the flesh that deprives men of every physical and spiritual blessing either in the short or long term. A nation whose leaders are selfish will not but continue to live in disunity, disintegration and abject poverty!
“Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves]. Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 AMP
Where there is selfishness, there you will never find sacrifice. A nation whose leaders and people are selfish can never be great nor measure up to God’s expectations for her. What do you expect in a nation where what belongs to thousands or millions of its citizens is being taken by few individuals? The so-called infrastructure, policies, laws, constitution put in place by selfish people will do more harm than good with the people at the receiving end.
When we have pastors, lawyers, men of the force, teachers, bankers, politicians, administrators, who are selfish; the citizens and future of such a nation will be at the receiving end. The good things we are enjoying today are a result of the sacrifices of the people of yesterday; the sacrifices people fail to make today will have a detrimental effect on a nation both now and in the days to come. Do not be selfish, play your part by giving your best to the benefit of men around you.
+ What are your sacrifices towards nation-building?
Prayer: Lord! Make me a blessing to my world in Jesus name. Amen!
Emphasis: A selfish act is capable of bringing a nation or a domain to shame and reproach!
Have an Impressive Week Ahead!
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