Paulís Selflessness

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Romans 15:1-3 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up. For even Christ didnít please himself. But, as it is written, ďThe reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.Ē

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last of all, like men sentenced to death. For we are made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and men. We are fools for Christís sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You have honor, but we have dishonor. Even to this present hour we hunger, thirst, are naked, are beaten, and have no certain dwelling place. We toil, working with our own hands. When people curse us, we bless. Being persecuted, we endure. Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now.

1 Corinthians 8:13 Therefore if food causes my brother to stumble, I will eat no meat forever more, that I donít cause my brother to stumble.

1 Corinthians 9:19,22  . . . I brought myself under bondage to all, that I might gain the more. . . . To the weak I became as weak, that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some.

1 Corinthians 10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 11:29-30 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is caused to stumble, and I donít burn with indignation? If I must boast, I will boast of the things that concern my weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:14-15  . . . I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I seek not your possessions, but you. For the children ought not to save up for the parents, but the parents for the children. I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. . . .

2 Corinthians 13:9  . . . we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. . . .

Philippians 3:12-13 Not that I have already obtained, or am already made perfect . . . I donít regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do: forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the chosen onesí sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

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