There’s a motive behind everything we think or do. I think God has a motive behind everything, too. It’s often buried so deep, we can’t see it. Ask God to show you your motives and his.
People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.
Definition: mo·tive ˈmōdiv/ a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious.
We can justify, we can excuse or even come up with ten great reasons why we did something. What it really comes down to is our motive – the little thing that only God (and sometimes ourselves) can see.
Lord, please help my motives to be right and in the right.