Selfishness | Greed | Self-centeredness

“Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing” (James 4:16).
There was a book published several years ago called, “Looking Out For Number One.” In it, the author argued strongly against generosity. For example, he said that if you “make the other person’s happiness your first responsibility, you pervert the laws of nature” …and, “Unless someone is poor because you robbed him, no downtrodden individual is your responsibility.” The New Testament authors are telling us, of course, that if you follow such advice, you are perverting the law of God. The really troubling thing about “Looking Out For Number One” is that it was so well-received – a monster bestseller in America.

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