Instead, our example is to be Christ, who, though he was God,
"emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." (Philippians 2:7-8).At its core, selfishness is rooted in fear, specifically, that if I do not look out for myself, then no one will. As Christians though, we can trust that God will look out after us. Indeed,
"no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11
I am preaching to myself as much as anyone reading. We need to be vigilant against selfishness. Shift your focus over the next few days. See if there is any selfishness in your life. I didn't think that there was any in my life, until I read this quote and watched myself. Watch over the next few days. What annoys you? Who bugs you? When are you thinking primarily of yourself and not the other person? Are you failing to trust God in that area? Are you putting the interests of others ahead of yourself?