5786 ambition, negative aspects of
In its negative sense, ambition is the pursuit of personal status and fortune, which is contrary to the purposes of God as expressed in Scripture.
Selfish ambition: a desire for personal aggrandisement
Mk 10:36-37 See also Ge 11:4 the men of Babel; 2Sa 15:1-4 Absalom; 1Ki 1:5 Adonijah; Isa 14:13-14 the king of Babylon; Eze 28:2 the ruler of Tyre; Da 11:36-38; Mic 7:3; Hab 2:4-5; Mt 20:21; Lk 22:24; Php 1:17; 2Th 2:4-7 the antichrist
Selfish ambition arises from fallen human nature
The results of selfish ambition
Humiliation by God Mt 23:12
Warnings against selfish ambition