As often as not, we don’t even know why we do what we do. Ponder as we may, the answer is elusive. Only the Spirit of God can sound the depths of the heart of man.
We catch glimpses of what is in our heart when we listen to what we say for “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Even then, until revealed by the Holy Spirit, we still don’t know the “why” of our actions.
What, then, are we to do? Love the Lord, obey His commandments, yield to His Spirit, and trust Him to admonish, correct, teach and guide us in paths of righteousness.