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Open Heavens Daily Devotional Message, November 29 – REALITIES OF SELFISHNESS

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Open Heavens Daily Devotional Message, November 29, 2017

You are reading Today’s Open Heavens Daily Devotional Message written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye.
Topic: REALITIES OF SELFISHNESS
Today Wednesday November 29, 2017

Memorise: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 2 Timothy 3:2

Bible Reading: Mark 12:28-31
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is
the first commandment of all?

29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

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MESSAGE:
On the 22rd of this month, we saw that those Christians who always want everything to revolve around them and who always want to be in charge are yet to be broken.

Another sign of not being broken is selfishness. The Holy Spirit, speaking through Paul, has forewarned the Church of God that selfishness will be the hallmark of sins committed during the last days. 2 Timothy 3:2 says,
“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,”

Selfishness is all about falling in love with oneself to a point where everyone and everything else is second place. The height of selfishness is when you love yourself to the point of idolizing yourself,
this is a form of idolatry.

The Holy Spirit reveals one class of such people in Philippians 3:19, where He said
and that is what a selfish person cannot do. If you are selfish, you will find it almost impossible to please God.

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A selfish person will hear messages on tithing but will find it difficult to tithe. Why? He would be calculating what he would lose if he gives up the tithe, and what he stands to gain from keeping those funds.

A selfish person has no understanding of spiritual things. Are you controlled by love for God or by selfishness?

Key Point: As a young convert, you are allowed to focus more on yourself in prayer. However, as you grow in the Lord.

Open Heavens Daily Devotional Message was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.

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