Love for self is one of the main values of our pagan society. Its essence is satisfaction of one’s desires and impulses, at the expense of one’s neighbor. Supposedly, he who loves his life seeks what is best. Christians misuse the second greatest commandment as evidence of this borrowed and sanitized value.
Now, there does exist in the Bible a bit of evidence of self love:
The one who acquires wisdom loves himself;
the one who preserves understanding will prosper.
Proverbs 19:8 NET Continue reading