Slaves of SELF

J. C. Philpot, "The Master's Bounty")

In our natural state, we are all the slaves of SELF.

Self in its various forms . . .
  proud self,
  lustful self,
  covetous self,
  righteous self,
  self in some shape or other, is
the idol before whom all carnal knees bow,
the master whom all carnal hearts serve.