Self (Separate page)

       Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

                   S e l f                      ( 49  RELATED  PHRASES )             

     The word  "Self" appears   19,415  times in the writings of Ellen White.              See page on Original website

       The word  "Selfishness" appears  3,294 times in the writings of Ellen White   ( see phrases below )                

         +     Self  (  )    >    idolatry of self  (  )  >  

         +     Battle with Self    ( 25 )       >    Daily battle with self  (  )

         +     Depend on self  ( 3 )   >   depend upon self  ( 3 )

         +     Live for self  ( 71 )   >   to live for self  ( 31 )         { see  Selfishness }

         +     Love for self  (  )    >   self-love  (  )

         +     renounce self  ( 3 )     >    renunciation of self   ( 27 )     >    through the renunciation of self  ( 4 )

         +    Self-Confidence    ( 376 )      >    Spirit of Self - Confidence  (  )

         +    Self - control    ( 1,043 )      ( see section below )

         +    Self-deception    ( 62 )      >    Spiritual Self - deception    >    Power of Self - deception

                       +     Self deceived  (  ) 

         +     Self-denial   ( 3,375 )   >    Practice Self-denial  (  )
                                                 ►   life of self-denial   ( 134 )   >  Christ's life of self-denial (  )
​                                                 ►   
God Requires Self-denial  (  )

       +++     Self - esteem   ( 332 )       >>     Filled with self-esteem

       +++     self-examination   ( 133 )     >   careful self-examination  (  )

             ►    Self exaltation    ( separate section below )

             Self-government   (  )

               +++   Self-indulgence   ( 619 )   ( see favorite below )   +   self-indulgences  (  )

                    +     Self-gratification   (249)      >    Form of self-gratification 

                    +     Self-pleasing

         +     self-justification  (  )

         +     Self - respect

         +     self-righteousness   ( 384 )      self-righteousness is . . .  (  )

                      >   garment of self-righteousness  ( 6 )    >   garments of self-righteousness  ( 14 )
    Self - sacrifice  (  )    >

         +     self-seeking   (   )   >   self-seeking spirit  (  )

       +++   self-serving  ( 117 )    +   serving himelf  (  )

             Thoughts of self    ( 25 )     >   filled with thoughts of self  ( 8 )

            Selfish  (  )     >     selfish interests  (  )   see favorite below    ++   selfish nature  ( 36 )

                                      >      selfish motives  ( 102 )    >    free from selfish motives  ( 5 )
            ​ ►
   Selfishness     ( 3,294 )     separate section below

             ►  Unselfish  ( 1,538 )   Separate page 

                                       S e l f - c o n t r o l                                                                                              

          This phrase appears 1,043 times in the writings of Ellen White      Bible verses about Self - control
              Self-control    ( 1,043 )       ►     Exercise Self-Control  (  )    
                                                              ►      practice self-control   ( 11 )  

           +    Habits of Self-Control   ( see Habits )

    The highest evidence of nobility in a Christian is self-control.  {SD 84.6}

           +    Self-Controlled  (  )

           +    Self-discipline  (  )   >  

   A noble character is not the result of accident; it is not due to special favors or endowments of Providence. It is the result of self-discipline, of subjection of the lower to the higher nature, of the surrender of self to the service of God and man.  Prophets and Kings, page 488.2   Read entire chapter 39

          +    Crucifixion of self  (  )    see favorite quote below

          +    see  Self-Denial     ( 3,375 )   

                                 S e l f - e x a l t a t i o n                                                                                                            

          This phrase appears  x x x

          +     Self-exaltation  (  )    >  exalt himself  (137)   >  exalt himself above God  (  )   >  exalt yourself  ( 19 )

          +     Self-conceit  ( 41 )

          +     self-glorification  (  )

          +     self-importance  (  )   >

             self-sufficient   (  )     >     self-sufficency  (  )


             S e l f i s h n e s s       (  9  RELATED  PHRASES )                         

     The word  "Selfishness"  appears  3,294  times  in the writings of Ellen White

        +     Selfishness   ( 3,294 )                      ( see page on Original site )

                                                       ►    this is selfishness   ( 2 )   
►    All sin is selfishness  ( 5 )

        +    Hidden selfishness  ( 7 )     >

                  ►   Spirit of selfishness  (  )   >   Life of selfishness  ( 17 )                                      
                  ►    Leprosy of selfishness  ( 9 )
                  ►    principle of selfishness  ( 1 )    >   principles of selfishness  ( 15 )

        +    Free from selfishness  (  )   >   not free from selfishness  (  )

  If a professing Christian is unchristlike; if he cherishes unholy traits of character, studying how he may get the best of a bargain to the disadvantage of some one else, if, forgetting that it is his duty to help others, he cares little whether he destroys his neighbor’s prospects, he is as salt that has lost its savor—fit only to be cast out. He may gain some advantage himself, but what help is he to the world? If the character is not under the moulding influence of the Spirit of God, if the life is not free from selfishness, what does the profession avail?  { ST February 12, 1902, par. 4 }



             My  personal  favorites

  It is a terrible thing to be self-deceived; for many will, because of self-confidence and self-sufficiency, be eternally lost. Now, just now, is the time to wash our robes of character, and make them white in the blood of the Lamb. We cannot afford to lose heaven. Awful will be the revelation to those who find that the books of heaven testify that they have permitted themselves to become Satan’s helpers in deceiving other souls, and causing them also to lose eternal life. Inexpressible sad is the picture of those whom others will charge with the loss of their souls. Eternal life was within their reach, but their deluded, proud hearts were not broken, and they refused to confess their sins. { 19MR 374.1 } 


  God cannot connect with those who live to please themselves, to make themselves first. Those who do this will in the end be last of all. The sin that is most nearly hopeless and incurable is pride of opinion, self-conceit. This stands in the way of all growth. When a man has defects of character, yet fails of realizing this; when he is so imbued with self-sufficiency that he cannot see his fault, how can he be cleansed? "They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick." Matthew 9: 12. How can one improve when he thinks his ways perfect?  {7T 199.5}

  God says, “A new heart will I give you.” Every learner may be renewed in knowledge and true holiness. The ransom of an enslaved race was Christ’s purpose in coming to this earth. What a pity it is that human beings cannot discern their own weakness. What a pity that they enslave their souls by lifting themselves up unto vanity. Christ alone can make us free. And when He makes us free, we are free indeed. His power breaks the yoke of bondage that binds man to the great deceiver, the originator of sin. But how many there are who are unwilling to allow Christ to break their shackles. How many there are who choose to cling to the thraldom of sin. The gospel of Christ is truly believed only when it is practiced. Faith is justified by works. Self must be hid; Christ must appear as the chiefest among ten thousand, the One altogether lovely. When an unreserved surrender of the powers of body, mind, and soul is made to the Saviour, self no longer strives for the mastery. What man needs today is the crucifixion of self and the revelation in his life of Christ, the hope of glory. Then will be fulfilled the word, “Ye are the light of the world.” Then will be answered the prayer, “That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us” John 17:21 ). In thought, word, and action, Christ’s followers will be an exemplification of godliness. An atmosphere of peace will surround them. { 12MR 146.1 } 


Satan’s temptations succeed with the professed followers of Christ on the point of indulgence of pleasure and appetite. Clothed as an angel of light he will quote Scripture to justify the temptations he places before men to indulge the appetite and in worldly pleasures which suit the carnal heart. The professed followers of Christ are weak in moral power and are fascinated with the bribe which Satan has presented before them, and he gains the victory. How does God look upon churches that are sustained by such means? Christ cannot accept these offerings, because they were not given through their love and devotion to Him, but through their idolatry of self. But what many would not do for the love of Christ, they will do for the love of delicate luxuries to gratify the appetite, and for love of worldly amusements to please the carnal heart.  { Con 71.1 } ​
Righteousness within is testified to by righteousness without. He who is righteous within is not hard-hearted and unsympathetic, but day by day he grows into the image of Christ, going on from strength to strength. He who is being sanctified by the truth will be self-controlled, and will follow in the footsteps of Christ until grace is lost in glory. The righteousness by which we are justified is imputed; the righteousness by which we are sanctified is imparted. The first is our title to heaven, the second is our fitness for heaven.  {RH, June 4, 1895 par. 7}
We have often been grieved to meet this same spirit of self-justification in those who profess in this day to be doing the will of God, while they are living in transgression of his holy law. Those who depart from God’s way to follow their own way, refuse to acknowledge their perversity and sin when reproved by the servants of God. As did Saul, so do these stubbornly fortify themselves in their rebellion, that they may hold fast to their errors and defects. God’s voice is heard, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it;” but they have wandered on forbidden ground, and in place of making full and free confession they do everything that is possible to make it appear that they are rebuked without cause, and are innocent of the charges brought against them. In this way they make God out a liar. The displeasure of the Lord is kindled against them; and unless they repent, and turn to him, his wrath will certainly fall upon them. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” { ST June 22, 1888, par. 9 }
God’s work is ever to be a sign of His benevolence, and just as that sign is manifest in the working of our institutions, it will win the confidence of the people and bring in resources for the advancement of His kingdom. The Lord will withdraw His blessing where selfish interests are indulged in any phase of the work; but He will put His people in possession of good throughout the whole world, if they will use it for the uplifting of humanity. The experience of apostolic days will come to us when we wholeheartedly accept God’s principle of benevolence—consent in all things to obey the leadings of His Holy Spirit. { 7T 146.3 }  { SpTB04 10.2 } 


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