Devotional – Selfish Men and You – Don’t be Selfish Today

Philippians 2: 1 – 4 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 

Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others.

Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too

The above verse states: Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. This seems strange as opposed to the world’s view of looking out for the interest of number one (yourself).


The world has taught us that if we want to get ahead in life, look out for yourself only. Step on as many as is required for you to reach on the top of the corporate ladder.

Our Heavenly Father has another idea in mind. Instead, we are told to look out for others, loving others and thinking of them as better than ourselves. Even take an interest in their lives too.

A friend once said to me, she’s glad she could listen to me speak about a problem I was having. Although she was facing difficulties too, she said it allowed her to focus on something other than her problems.

Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.


Take Time to Reach Out

Today, as you go about your busy life, remember that there are people around you who need you. Be that helping hand. Give that smile. Say that good morning. Take time to reach out to someone and make the difference.

Go about your everyday activities with others in mind, knowing that as you do good to them, Your Father which is in Heaven who sees secretly will reward you openly.

Have a blessed and prosperous day!

Devotional Selfishness




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9 Comments

  1. I just want to take this time to thank God for all that He has done in my life. I thank Him for His grace, His unconditional love, and His never ending mercy towards me and my family. He is truly an awesome God and worthy to be praised. My prayer is that as each day goes by we all have a closer walk with , so when the trump is sound we will all be caught up to meet Him in the air.God bless

  2. God is so great and I encourage everyone to believe in his love and the power of Jesus Christ. If God is for us , who can be against us. We will always be victorious. He is the ultimate winner. Love you God and pray for all.

  3. I just want to say thanks. I recently picked up my cross and this site has helped me so much, especially the prayers. May God bless you all and please keep me in prayer.

  4. Thank you Jesus for today’s lesson. We really have think about others not only ourselves. We really need to be a blessing to others. We really need to stop being selfish and focus on our own interests. Please Father in Heaven make today’s lesson to work in us and to be written in our hearts so that we do not forget it in Jesus Name Amen.

    1. Thank you very much for this scripture and encouragement for the day. I needed it, and it reminded me that no matter how unloving and selfish my husband is, I have to focus on aiming for unity. Thank you God for your encouragement.

  5. Father, we thank for such a blessed lesson on this morning. We pray that the heart of us all heed to this and forget about self and reach out to love one another as you has taught us in your word in Jesus name! Bless this person who has a ear to hear you o’ Lord in writing all you have to bring to the body of Christ in Jesus name. I pray, Amen!