Luke 9:23) Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
The Bible says that in the last days men will lovers of themselves (2 Tim 3:1). And don’t you see that today? Notice how the magazine names have become more and more egocentric. It’s gone from “People” to “Us” to “Self.” I bet we’ll live to see the day when there will a magazine entitled “Me”!
People profile themselves online so we can know what kind of Pringles they ate at 2:38pm. Then we get to see all the pictures that they post of their “cousins” . . . Me, Myself, and I. And when you’re out and hear people in conversation, the one speaking is many times talking about their favorite person…themselves. Now doesn’t that make for great relationships?! (James 3:16) For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
Someone has said there is nothing good about divorce, but I disagree. There is one divorce that is Biblically allowable and even encouraged. You see the Bible in a sense says that we are to divorce ourselves. That old sinful nature is just no good. In fact, he’s bad to the bone! Get a load of this profile of him:
(Jer 17:9) "The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
So, what are we to do?
(Eph 4:22-24) that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
And how do we do that?
(Gal 2:20) "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
So, let’s go ahead and serve papers on ourselves and be linked to Christ instead. Then we can focus on serving others. What a better way to live! (Acts 20:35) . . . 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"