And seek you great things for yourself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil on all flesh, said the LORD…
When a dog is not noticed, he doesn't like it. But when the dog is after a fox he don't care whether he is noticed or not. If a minister is seeking for souls he will not think of himself. Self is forgotten in a single aim to save others.
( C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.