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February 1, 2017
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February 2, 2017

You Motive Is Love


“Make love your great quest” (1 Corinthians 14:1 MLB). Religion teaches as believers you should then be doing something. You should pray, and read your Bible, witness, work in the soup kitchen, teach Sunday school, and the list goes on. In fact, many pastors try to come up with something for every person to do to “serve the Lord.” Most churches have many programs to keep going and they need volunteers for the work. I’ve heard passionate pleas from the pulpit for people to please fill open jobs or lose the program. We have to be careful that we aren’t doing things for the wrong reasons. I’m not saying that all the programs are bad, but that your service flows from your heart. Your works are an outflow of your love for the Lord not of any duty or obligation. Your heart should see love as the ultimate motive for anything you do. Maybe you love kids and teaching them is what God has led you to do. Love makes whatever you do seem the right thing to do. You just do it because you want to share the love that God has shown you through the finished work of Jesus on the Cross.

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