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Motives: The Log In Your Eye

You can never be certain that your motives are pure. You know all too well the deceptive nature of your good intentions. Yet, we still tend to trust them. And, we believe the lie that we can know the motives and intentions of others. This combination is destructive to peace, contentment and stable relationships. Solomon makes this warning about motives in Proverbs 16:2: All the ways of a person are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord is the one who evaluates motives. Here are three important lessons to take away from this proverb. First: Your own motives are deceptive. In short, trusting your motives to justify your actions leads to self-deception.  The phrase, “all the ways”in the verse […]