(1) As Lovers of Self. "For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous. " 2 Tim.
(2) As Pleasing Ourselves. "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves." Rom. 15:1.
(3) As Seeking Our Own. "Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved." 1 Cor. 10:33.
(4) As seeking after Gain. "Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his quarter." Isa. 56:11.
(5) As Seeking Undue Precedence. "Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom." Matt. 20:21.
(6) As Neglect of the Poor. "But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?" 1 John 3:17.
(7) As Performing Duty for Reward. "The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money; yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us." Micah 3:11.
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