38 Bible Verses about motives
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All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it upon your lusts.
The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.
For we are not as many, who corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man's work of what sort it is.
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, though I think to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
I the LORD search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
For what man knows the things of a man, except the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
I know also, my God, that you test the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto you.
Talk no more so very proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.
If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not he that weighs the heart consider it? and he that keeps your soul, does not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek him, he will be found of you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.
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