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Don’t Be Self-Centered

Key Verse

“Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. And he said, Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?” 2 Kings 20:19

Text — 2 Kings 20:12-19


Self-centeredness means the same thing as selfishness and it is a general problem among human beings. We often think only of ourselves – our comfort, peace, gain, enjoyment and many more. Some children do not care about the welfare of their siblings at home, friends in school and in church. They want to be the first or even the only one to eat or drink what is provided. They do not think of the effect of their actions on others.

King Hezekiah in our Bible passage of today behaved like that – he allowed the enemy to see what they should not see and entered where they should not. God sent prophet Isaiah to tell him that the enemy would come one day and take his people – his children and the children of Israel into captivity (slavery). Instead of repenting and pleading with God for mercy and forgiveness, he said the evil would happen after his death. In that case it would not touch him. He did not think of how the people would suffer after his death. As a true child of God, shun this type of attitude; think of how your negative/selfish action will affect other people and turn away from it. Plead with God and receive mercy.

Further Reading

Romans 12:9,10

Prayer for today

 God, please, help me to turn away from all forms of selfishness and think about the welfare of others.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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