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Heart in the Right Place

1 Samuel 25:1-31

A Heart for God is not Selfish

                Selfishness is foolish

“They are darkened in their own understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them. . .” (Ephesians 4:18)

                Selfishness is hard-hearted

“. . . due to the hardness of their heart. They have become callous. . . “ (Ephesians 4:18-19)

                Selfishness is evil

“. . .and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.” (Ephesians 4:19)

                Selfishness is worthless

“None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless.” (Romans 3:10-12)

A Heart for God is Selfless

                Selflessness is wise

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2)

                Selflessness is joyful

“complete my joy by . . . do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:2-4)

                Selflessness is generous

“Love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.” (Luke 6:35)

                Selflessness seeks worship

“Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1)