Selfish Ambition

The Problem

Romans 2:8 (NET)
...wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness.

2 Corinthians 12:20 (NET)
...I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me not what you wish. I am afraid that somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.

Philippians 1:17 (NET)
The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment.

Philippians 2:3 (NET)
Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.

The Solution

Die to self.

John 12:24 (NET)
I tell you the solemn truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces much grain.

Romans 6:2 (NET)
How can we who died to sin still live in it?

Romans 6:6 (NET)
We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

Ephesians 4:22 (NET)
You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,

Colossians 2:20 (NET)
If you have died with Christ to the elemental spirits of the world, why do you submit to them as though you lived in the world?

Colossians 3:3 (NET)
for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.