Dec 27, 2009

Godly selfishness

Ultimately, everything we do is selfish. Even heroic "unselfish" acts can be for a secondary gain such as pleasing God, gaining glory, or validating self. Therefore, when we obey God we are still being selfish, but it is a God-directed selfishness.

When we commit our lives to Christ, God recreates our motives and desires. The goal is not to stamp out selfishness but to express it in godly ways—to find a wholesome outlet for it.

Sometimes we indulge in ice cream, and sometimes we share, depending on how we see God working—either way, our hearts are joined to him.

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