'Ambition' in the Bible
but wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness.
My one ambition is to proclaim the gospel where the name of the Messiah is not known, so I don't build on someone else's foundation.
This [ambition] is the reason why I have so frequently been hindered from coming to visit you.
Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.
For I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me not what you wish. I am afraid that somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, factions,
The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.
Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves.
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth.