Selfishness

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Selfishness

Because of the sin of your first parents, Adam and Eve, you were born with selfishness and a sin nature.

What is the antidote to selfishness? The antidote to selfishness is LOVE. We are made in God’s image of Love. Our New Identity in Christ is as a LOVE being.

Giving is a measure of your heart (a test) to determine the condition of your NEW IDENTITY of LOVE. Do you worship and trust wealth or do you worship and trust God?

Why did God receive Abel’s offering and not Cain’s? The answer to this question will unlock a secret chamber in your heart.

Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:3-7

Cain worked the soil, growing food to eat (fruit). Time is the key to Cain’s heart. He gave an offering but waited until he knew the amount of fruit that was produced before he gave to the Lord.

Abel worked with the animals and selflessly gave his first born from the womb. This speaks volumes because when an animal is giving birth, you do not know how many offspring will be born. Faithfully, he killed the first and gave it as a sacrifice to the Lord. He trusted God to provide, knowing that his necessities would be provided by God.

When Loving and Giving become one, you are overcoming the selfish desires and trusting God for ALL.

God loved you (all of us) so much that HE gave HIS first born so that you can be restored and redeemed from the selfish desires created through the fall. He redeemed us by giving HIS one and only son as a LOVE sacrifice.

Giving out of an act of LOVE is an antidote to selfishness. What measure you give will be given to you.


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