Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/09

“The Motive” by Rick Sanders

English: The Apostle Paul

The Apostle Paul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was surprised by a statement. “He alone examines the motives of our hearts.” This quote, from I Thessalonians 4:4, shows how the apostle Paul and his cohorts strived for a higher motivation.

Do we just strive to please ourselves or others? Do we take the next step and strive to please God? Do our actions promote His attention to see our motives done well from a Godly perspective.

When pleasing and flattery focus on ourselves and others, we miss out on trying to please God. We miss an opportunity to thank God through our actions. Our Christianity loses its purity when our motives are worldly instead of heavenly.

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  1. “When pleasing and flattery focus on ourselves and others, we miss out on trying to please God”

    Very profound and very true Rick.

    Like your motivies, one of my aphorisms reflected on pretense in human nature:http://geetaanjalee.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/self-worth/


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