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Theasaurus: Motives

38 Bible Verses about motives

Most Relevant Verses

Philippians 1:18

What does it matter? Just that in every way, whether out of false motives or true, Christ is proclaimed. And in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice

1 Corinthians 3:13

each one’s work will become obvious, for the day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire; the fire will test the quality of each one’s work.

2 Corinthians 10:2

I beg you that when I am present I will not need to be bold with the confidence by which I plan to challenge certain people who think we are behaving in an unspiritual way.

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive.

Psalm 17:3

You have tested my heart;
You have examined me at night.
You have tried me and found nothing evil;
I have determined that my mouth will not sin.

Philippians 1:17

the others proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely, seeking to cause me anxiety in my imprisonment.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in a man’s heart is deep water;
but a man of understanding draws it out.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we seek to persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well.

James 2:4

haven’t you discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Proverbs 21:27

The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable—
how much more so
when he brings it with ulterior motives!

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

Proverbs 24:12

If you say, “But we didn’t know about this,”
won’t He who weighs hearts consider it?
Won’t He who protects your life know?
Won’t He repay a person according to his work?

Galatians 4:17

They are enthusiastic about you, but not for any good. Instead, they want to isolate you so you will be enthusiastic about them.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives—God is our witness—

2 Corinthians 10:3

For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way,

Psalm 7:9

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous.
The One who examines the thoughts and emotions
is a righteous God.

Topics on Motives

Motives, Examples Of

50;1;15-18

To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.

Motives, Importance Of

19;106;8

Yet He saved them because of His name,
to make His power known.

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