One afternoon, a selfish man was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw two pathetic-looking men by the side of the road, eating grass. He ordered his driver to stop and got out to investigate. He asked the men, "Why are you eating grass?" "We don't have any money for food," the first man replied. "Then you must come with me to my house," insisted the selfish man. "But, sir, I got a wife and three kids here," said the man.
"Bring them along!" replied the selfish man. The second man exclaimed, "I got a wife and six kids!" "Bring them as well!", the selfish man proclaimed as he headed back to his limo. They all climbed into the car, and once underway, one of the men expresses, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you." The selfish man replied, "It is no problem, I am happy to do it. You'll love my place. The grass is almost a foot tall."
The Bible Says . . .
(2 Timothy 3:2-4) 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.
It is no surprise that our world is in a mess. This happens when people live their lives selfishly, and are more interested in what they can get than what they can contribute. Take a moment to reflect and see if there are selfish ways in your life that are demeaning the value of those around you or at the very least restricting your intimacy with God.
Remember . . .
(Romans 12:21) Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.