Saturday, October 28, 2006

Motives of our Hearts

As the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.—Jas. 2:26.

Even though works alone cannot save us, they are necessary. That is why Christians are described as “zealous for fine works” and why they are encouraged to “consider one another to incite to love and fine works.” (Titus 2:14; Heb. 10:24) Important though the good works themselves may be, the motives for doing them are even more important. It is therefore wise for us to check our motives from time to time. Since no human can accurately know the motives of others, however, we must beware of judging others. “Who are you to judge the house servant of another?” we are asked, with the obvious answer: “To his own master he stands or falls.” (Rom. 14:4) Jehovah, the Master of all, and his appointed Judge, Christ Jesus, will judge us, not on the basis of our works alone but also on the basis of our motives, our opportunities, our love, and our devotion.

Aray,may tama ako don ah!(ouch, it strikes me too...)

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