Why?

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Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 6:1 KJV

Motive, the “Why?”, is everything.

Why we do what we do is more important than what we do.

The “Why?” will determine how well we do what we do. Whether it is our giving or our service, the “Why?” will detrmine the effectiveness and importance of the act.

It has been said, and rightly so, that, “Only what’s done for Christ will last”. Giving, or doing, is not an end in itself. True value, to all concerned, is only realized when the motive of any act is one that flows from stewardship.

We are to present God and His Son, Christ Jesus, and not ourselves. To Him be all glory, honor, and praise.


Every Way

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http://bible.com/1171/pro.21.2.MEV

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.


Fruit

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http://bible.com/1/jer.17.10.KJV

It is a foolish man who does not think that He is, and will be, answerable to God, the Righteous Judge, regarding how he lives his life.

As the Bible says, ” There is a way that seems right to a man, but the ways thereof are death.” Each man is accountable for how and why he does what he does.

He can receive Jesus as Lord and Savior or reject Him. He can live according to God’s Word, the Bible, or make up his own rules of life. He can be led by the Spirit of Holiness or choose to live by the dictates of the flesh. He can serve the Lord and be a witness of His goodness, grace, and mercy, or choose to serve himself and self interests.

God has given each of us a free will to choose. Our choices and actions will be evaluated and judged. Only what is done in, and for, Christ will last.

God has said, “I set before you death and life, cursing and blessing. I would that you choose life and blessing. “