38 Bible Verses about motives
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All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the spirits.
So that do not judge anything before the time, until the Lord shall come, who shall also both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and shall make manifest the counsels of hearts; and then shall each have his praise from God.
Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask evilly, that ye may consume it in your pleasures.
The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.
For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, before God, we speak in Christ.
Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ.
the work of each shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it is revealed in fire; and the fire shall try the work of each what it is.
I Jehovah search the heart, I try the reins, even to give each one according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.
For who of men hath known the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? thus also the things of God knows no one except the Spirit of God.
And I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart have I willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, offer willingly to thee.
Do not multiply your words of pride, let not vain-glory come out of your mouth; For Jehovah is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil.
But Jehovah said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have rejected him; for it is not as man seeth; for man looketh upon the outward appearance, but Jehovah looketh upon the heart.
If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work.
And thou, Solomon my son, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind; for Jehovah searches all hearts, and discerns all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cut thee off for ever.
Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous man; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God.
Topics on Motives
- God And The Heart
- God Knowing the Human Heart
- God Testing People
- God, All knowing
- God, As Judge
- Heart, Known To God
- Imagination, Inward Desires
- In Men's Presence
- Judging Others Actions
- Motives, Importance Of
- Prayer, Advice For Effective
- Preaching Christ