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Theasaurus: Motives

38 Bible Verses about motives

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Philippians 1:18

What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,

1 Corinthians 3:13

each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work.

2 Corinthians 10:2

I ask that when I am present I need not be bold with the confidence with which I propose to be courageous against some, who regard us as if we walked according to the flesh.

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

Psalm 17:3

You have tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

Philippians 1:17

the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

Proverbs 20:5

A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.

James 2:4

have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives?

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, How much more when he brings it with evil intent!

1 Chronicles 29:17

"Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.

1 Samuel 2:3

"Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the LORD is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed.

Proverbs 24:12

If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work?

Galatians 4:17

They eagerly seek you, not commendably, but they wish to shut you out so that you will seek them.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--

2 Corinthians 10:3

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh,

Psalm 7:9

O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.

Topics on Motives

Motives, Examples Of

50;1;15-18

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Motives, Importance Of

19;106;8

Nevertheless He saved them for the sake of His name, That He might make His power known.

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