The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:
1 Timothy 6:9-10
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
2 Corinthians 5:9-11
Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
All seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:24
Do not seek your own good, but the good of the other person.
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1 Corinthians 14:12
Therefore, seeing that you are ambitious for spiritual gifts, seek to excel in them so as to benefit the Church.
What sorrow for you who buy up house after house and field after field, until everyone is evicted and you live alone in the land. But I have heard the LORD of Heaven’s Armies swear a solemn oath: “Many houses will stand deserted; even beautiful mansions will be empty. Ten acres of vineyard will not produce even six gallons of wine. Ten baskets of seed will yield only one basket of grain.”
Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves.
But wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness.
But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I tell you about these things in advance—as I told you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;