SELF-ESTEEM, SELF-LOVE, SELF-ISH
PSALM 39:4-7 NKJV
4 "Lord, make me to know my end, And what is the
measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am.
5 Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly every man at his
best state is but vapor. Selah
6 Surely every man walks about like a shadow;
Surely they busy themselves in vain; He heaps up riches, And does
not know who will gather them.
7 "And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is
PROVERBS 16:5 NKJV
Everyone who is proud in heart is an
abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go
PROVERBS 16:18 NKJV
Pride goes before destruction, And a
haughty spirit before a fall.
PROVERBS 25:27 NKJV
It is not good to eat much honey; So to
seek one's own glory is not glory.
PROVERBS 27:2 NKJV
Let another man praise you and not your
own mouth; A stranger and not your own lips.
MATTHEW 10:38-39 NKJV
38 "And he who does not take his own cross and follow
after Me is not worthy of Me.
39 "He who finds his life will lose it, and he who
loses his life for My sake will find it.
MATTHEW 16:24 NKJV
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If
anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up
his cross, and follow Me.
MATTHEW 20:25-28 NKJV
25 But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You
know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those
who are great exercise authority over them.
26 "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever
desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
27 "And whoever desires to be first among you, let him
be your slave--
28 "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
MARK 8:34-35 NKJV
34 And when He had called the people to Him, with His
disciples also, He said to them, "whoever desires to come after
Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
35 "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save
LUKE 9:23 NKJV
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.
LUKE 14:26-33 NKJV
26 "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father
and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his
own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 "And whoever does not bear his cross and come after
Me cannot be My disciple.
28 "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does
not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to
29 "lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not
able to finish it, all who see it begin to mock him,
30 "saying, 'This man began to build and was not able
31 "Or what king, going to make war against another
king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with
ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty
32 "Or else, while the other is still a great way off,
he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.
33 "So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all
that he has cannot be My disciple.
LUKE 16:15 NKJV
And He said to them, "You are those who
justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what
is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of
JOHN 12:25 NKJV
"He who loves his life will lose it, and
he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
ROMANS 2:29 NKJV
but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and
circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the
letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
ROMANS 12:1-3 NKJV
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the
mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what
is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given me, to
everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly
than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to
each one a measure of faith.
ROMANS 12:10 NKJV
Be kindly affectionate to one another
with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
ROMANS 15:1-3 NKJV
1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the
scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his
good, leading to edification.
3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as
it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on
1 CORINTHIANS 3:6-7 NKJV
6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the
7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor
he who waters, but God who gives the increase.
1 CORINTHIANS 4:5 NKJV
Therefore judge nothing before the time,
until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden
things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts; and then
each one's praise will come from God.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:24,33 NKJV
24 Let no one seek his own, but each one the other's
33 just as I also please all men in all things, not
seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be
1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-5 NKJV
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not
envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own,
is not provoked, thinks no evil;
1 CORINTHIANS 15:9-10 NKJV
9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not
worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His
grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly
than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
2 CORINTHIANS 3:5 NKJV
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves
to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency
is from God,
2 CORINTHIANS 5:15 NKJV
and He died for all, that those who live
should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for
them and rose again.
2 CORINTHIANS 10:12,17-18 NKJV
12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare
ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring
themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among
themselves, are not wise.
17 But "He who glories, let him glory in the Lord."
18 For not he who commends himself is approved, but
whom the Lord commends.
2 CORINTHIANS 12:11 NKJV
I have become a fool in boasting; you
have compelled me. For I ought to have been commended by you; for
in nothing was I behind the most eminent apostles, though I am
GALATIANS 6:1-4 NKJV
1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any
trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of
gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the
law of Christ.
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something,
when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
4 But let each one examine his own work, and
then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
PHILIPPIANS 2:3-8,13,21 NKJV
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition
or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better
4 Let each of you look out not only for his own
interests, but also for the interests of others.
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in
6 who, being in the form of God, did not
consider it robbery to be equal with God,
7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the
form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.
8 And being found in appearance as a man, He
humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even
the death of the cross.
13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to
do for His good pleasure.
21 For all seek their own, not the things which are of
2 TIMOTHY 3:1-2 NKJV
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous
time will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers
of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
JAMES 3:14,16 NKJV
14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in
your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
16 For where envy and selfseeking exist, confusion and
every evil thing will be there.
REVELATIONS 12:11 NKJV
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their
lives to the death.
What to do?