Monday Mention: Hugh Whelchel

Intelligent and worthwhile reads from opposing viewpoints

In his article What is Biblical Self-Interest, Hugh Whelchel of The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics explains:

“While the Bible cautions that self-interest can devolve into the sin of selfishness and greed, biblical self-interest enables us to become well-functioning, contributing members of God’s community.”

Whelchel affirms the Bible’s positive view of self-interest. He writes:

“The biblical idea of self-interest, rightly understood, allows us to work creatively, using all of our God-given gifts in a way that serves our own needs while serving the needs of others.”

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