…not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of the others. Phil. 2: 4
“Yeah, but I like things this way! I can’t believe you’re changing it.”
“I don’t want our small group to grow. Those people aren’t like us.”
“I should help support missions and our church, but I like nice things.”
It would be great if those comments were pure fiction, but they’re not. Every church has its own version of them. Every family does too. Me First! My Wants Should Rule! Of course, we don’t say it like that. We’ve come up with milder ways to express those selfish tendencies. But the motives are still there. The very root of all sin is this: I want what I want when I want it. I’ll do right, as long as it doesn’t infringe on what I want.