Sunday, February 28, 2021


Bible Reading: Luke 12:16-31

Key Verse: Verse 17 - "And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?”

Key Words: and he thought within himself

Examples of self-centeredness can be found throughout the Word of God: Adam and Eve, Cain, Achan, the Prodigal Son, Ananias and Sapphira, why even Satan himself.

Someone once said that the problem with a self-made man is that he worships his creator.

From an unknown source comes an article titled, "How To Be Miserable." It says, "Think about yourself. Talk about yourself. Use ‘I’ as often as possible. Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others. Listen greedily to what people say about you. Expect to be appreciated. Be suspicious. Be jealous and envious. Be sensitive to slights. Never forgive a criticism. Trust nobody but yourself. Insist on consideration and respect. Demand agreement with your own views on everything. Sulk if people are not grateful to you for favors shown them. Never forget a service you have rendered. Shirk your duties if you can. Do as little as possible for others."

I gave a little tea party this afternoon, at 3. Twas very small, 3 guests in all - I, myself, and me. Myself ate all the sandwiches while I drank all the tea. Twas also I who ate the pie and passed the cake to me.”

Jesus calls a self-centered person a fool (verse 20) and that they all, as a result, produce in their own lives many trials and sorrows.

What to do:

✞ Don’t be self-centered, be Christ-centered.

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