February 23, 2014

“Love does not Seek its Own”

Colossians 3:1-17

Paul writes of the best way to overcome selfishness: "whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." Throughout his ministry, Paul sought not his own profit but to help others prepare for God's Kingdom. Certainly, Christ's example of his sacrifice for us is the ultimate unselfish act. Since selfishness is the seeking of our own lusts regardless of its impact on others, it is sin and must be overcome. We must avoid seeking our own pleasures, instead seeking the good of others and putting Christ first. This will manifest true Christian love, which "suffers long and is kind" and "does not seek its own."