Summary: How to go from being selfish to being selfless.
From Selfishness to Selflessness
“And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on."
“Albert Durer hands Illustration”
Self-reliance -1 Corinthians 10:12, 1 Corinthians 1:25
Self-will - Proverbs 27:1-2, Jeremiah 10:23
Self-assured -Proverbs 25:14-16
Selfishness -Matthew 25:41-43, 44-46
How are we to go from SELFISHNESS to SELFLESSNESS?
Self-examination - 2 Corinthians 13:5, 1 John 3:18-21
Self denial - Luke 9:23-25
Self control - 2 Peter 1:6, James 3:1-4
Selflessness - Galatians 2:20, James 4:10
Summary: Proverbs 3:5-10
Be like the widow who gave all she had. She was selfless; she emptied herself before God, and be sure that He took care of her and all her needs.
Props to Brandon Pressnell, Family Minister, Madison, AL