I Corinthians 10:24 ” Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.”

Paul gives the reason of why we shouldn’t be self-seeking a little further down in this Chapter.  In verse 33 he writes, “For I’m not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.”  When I’m trying to further my own interests and desires, my attention is on myself, not others.  Thus what happens is my selfishness blinds me to the needs of people around me.  After 40 years in the Nursing profession, one thing I always taught was that a good Nurse filled the needs of her patients…but an excellent Nurse looked for and anticipated her patient’s needs with skilled foresight.  It’s easy to look out for our own interests…we’re pretty much hard-wired to do that.  But what’s more difficult is to set down our own agenda to build up our fellow man.

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