"The Christian is to seek actively to think in a manner that is pleasing to God. Believers are described as having the mind of Christ (1Corinthians 2:16), not a mind that is conformed to the world (Romans 12:2). So there is a clash between the way the Word would lead us to think - with Christ as the sum and substance of God's wisdom, the centerpiece of all our thought and action (Colossians 2:3-9) - and the constant pressure of the world to place ourselves at the center of all things. The more we expose ourselves to the influence of the Spirit of God through worship, prayer, and study, the more our thinking is conformed to standards of godliness. But many Christians today will admit that the time they spend in such pursuits is miniscule in comparison with the time spent under the influence of the world. The result is not surprising: the influence of the world overpowers the influence of Scripture, and the gospel is transformed into a message that does not challenge or convict but instead affirms." (pg.29-30)
If I were to be completely honest, I would have to say that at times it's a real struggle not to place myself at the center of things, especially when I'm secretly grumbling about how much laundry I have to do. It's at those times that I have to purposely shift my thinking back to such critical verses like "Do all things without murmurings and disputings" (Philippians 2:14). The consequence of neglecting what the Scripture has to say even in everyday things, is to begin to sense this feeling of incredible self-centeredness and "I deserve" this, that or the other. The consequence of neglecting what the Scripture has to say as it pertains to justification, is to miss the boat completely in understanding how truly undone we should all be, before a holy and righteous God.