I received a letter from a credit card company that had "No Interest!" in big red letters on the envelope. Do you really believe they will lend me money for no interest? Read the fine print. It's ALL about interest. They have "no interest" in my best interest--it's all about how much interest I can pay them!
Philippians 2:4 says, "Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others."
The Big Date
A young man called his mother and excitedly announced that he had just met the woman of his dreams.
His mother said, "Why don't you send her flowers and invite her to your apartment for a home-cooked meal?"
The day after the big date, his mother called to see how things had gone.
"Mom, the evening was a complete disaster," he replied. "It was horrible! "
"Why, didn't she come over?" his mother asked.
"Yeah, she came over. But she refused to cook!"
Take Up Your Cross
We donít take up our cross daily to crucify Jesus again but to crucify our selfishness.
(Kent Crockett, I Once Was Blind But Now I Squint,