Check your motives

Luke 14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Often we do things for others hoping for something in return. I will do for you today if you will do for me tomorrow.

Jesus told His disciples to not do that but to do for those that couldn’t repay them. That would mean that they were doing it without selfish motives. They would be rewarded in eternity instead of what they might get now.

Do we have a problem of doing for others in hope that the favor gets returned? Do we have wrong motives in the things that we do?

Be careful that you are doing what you do for the Lord Jesus. If you are then if you do not get noticed or even thanked it will be ok. I know that I often have a problem in my heart. I want the rewards. I want to be recognized. I do and hope it gets noticed.

I want to be mature enough to know that it was for the Lord Jesus and not for something I might get from others.

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