Love does not insist on its own interests. Your own selfish interests are not your primary aim in serving others. If you are driven by this unselfish love, you will not promote yourself, or your own selfish agenda, or your own good. Instead, you will seek after the good of others.
It is a present tense here. This means that love does seek its own interests continually. Paul wrote in the same letter, “Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being . . . just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.” (1 Cor. 10:24, 33 NKJV). Paul wrote to the Roman Christians, “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another” (Rom. 12:10, NKJV). Can we do that beginning today? Decide today to seek the good of other people in church.
Will you seek to build up others in the faith, sacrificing their own interests along the way? If we are busy seeking the salvation of the lost, we won’t have any more time for our selfish agendas.
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