1 Kings 13:18 -- But he said, "I am also a prophet, just like you. And an angel came to me with a message from God: 'Bring him home with you, and give him a good meal!'" But the man was lying.
IF YOU CAN JUDGE YOUR MOTIVES, GOD WILL NOT HAVE TO JUDGE IT.
Motives are hidden intentions conceived and nurtured for execution. It is one of the silent forces that rule the universe. They are rarely detected. However, God sees it.
In government, business, religion, media, education and so forth, there are people who aspire to positions of leadership and influence, motivated by hidden selfish ambitions. In the scripture, there are instances of selfish and murderous intentions being displayed.
For instance, in today's anchor scripture, the old prophet feigned hospitality, and lured that young prophet from Judah into eating and drinking with him, contrary to the instruction God gave him. This same old prophet mocked him when he was told that the young prophet had been mauled by a lion.
History is full of case studies of people who rose to powerful leadership positions through legitimate and illegitimate means and then began to expose the dark motive of their minds.
Their immoral motives resulted in the suffering, abuse of many innocent lives. It is motive that determines whether your prayers will be answered or not. It determines whether your words and actions will be acceptable before God.
Why? God understands and sees through every motive. Why are you in that business? Why do you want to get married? Why are you aspiring to be a leader? Is it for the benefit of mankind or to gratify your selfish interest? Is it in line with God's word? Will it promote unity or cause division?
This is the reason God does not oblige some requests. This is the reason God relegates some and lift others. You can hide your motive from men, but you cannot hide it from God, so, why not probe and judge your motives before God judges it? Examine your motives. Correct your motives. Do not execute that hidden evil agenda.
God bless you and have a productive day!
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Actually so many pipo want o get married not because but just want to get rid of their responsibilities but God should help us
Before one gets married, he/she should have a need for it.
That's quite true @erbeebassie.
There should be a good reason for getting married.
lovely post @liltom. Intent is everything especially with regards to the fact that it can never be hidden from God.
Thanks for sharing.
Still Elisedaniels...Love for the Gospel.
No one with a bad intent ever gets anything from God.
Absolutely! Cuz God judges the intent first. Thanx for checking and sharing.
God judges the heart. Man may not know your motives but God does and He does things for people based the motive the person has.
There are people that if they get rich will not count others as anything and that's the reason God is leaving them poor.
Very true my dear. Let's have the right motives and God in turn will bless us.