It is a large family!

(Letters of John Newton)

"But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of SELF . . ." 2 Timothy 3:1-2

Take care of SELF—this is the worst enemy we have to deal with:
  self-will,
  self-wisdom,
  self-righteousness,
  self-seeking,
  self-dependence,
  self-boasting!

It is a large family! I cannot reckon up all the branches, but they are all closely related to Satan—they are all sworn enemies to our peace.

If we lie low, then the Lord will raise us up. But if we will be something, then His arm will surely pull us down.

"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old SELF, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires" Ephesians 4:22