Topical Index – 1500 Principles
SELFISHNESS (See CARNALITY)
Genesis; Principle #38; Gen. 25:29-34; p. 37
Selfish Attitudes and Actions: We are never to take advantage of another persons weaknesses in order to achieve our own selfish goals.
Genesis; Principle #42; Gen. 27:46-28:9; p. 41
Making Proper Decisions: We should first and foremost make decisions to please God, not to ingratiate ourselves with others for purely selfish reasons.
Exodus; Principle #6; Ex. 2:11-15; p. 81
Putting Others First: When we make decisions, we are to consider first and foremost the needs of others rather than our own words.
Numbers; Principle #13; Num. 11:1-3; p. 183
Selfish Complaining: As recipients of God's blessings, we must be on guard against the sin of ungratefulness.
1 Samuel; Principle #38; 1 Sm. 23:7-24; p. 381
Selfish Motives: We must resist the temptation to convince ourselves that God approves of our actions when, in actuality, we are driven by selfish motives.
1 Chronicles; Principle #7; 1 Ch. 11:15-19; p. 524
An Unselfish Heart: In our relationships with fellow Christians, we must be cautious never to take advantage of others in order to meet our own needs.
Luke; Principle #41; Lk. 18:31-34; p. 1417
Selective Beliefs: We should make sure we do not have spiritual blind spots that cause us to use the Christian faith as a means to honor ourselves.
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