LOVE MY SELF!
I've heard so many times that we need to love ourselves. In scripture I can't find that, matter of fact, I find that we need to love God with all our heart, we need to love others and love our enemies. I see that we are to deny self, pick up your cross and follow Him. I see we are not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think! To esteem others higher than ourselves.
The only thing I found about loving ourselves is, "But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be LOVERS OF THEMSELVES,lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3
We don't need to be encouraged to love ourselves; we naturally have such a love. Neither should we be taught to hate ourselves. I think we need to be encourage on learning "what and how to love." God is love. He loves you! Are you satisfied with God's love for you? Do you believe He loves you?
Let's get our eyes off of self and look onto Jesus. He is a great example of what Love is.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.