38 Bible Verses about motives

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Philippians 1:18

What is the result? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is being proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

1 Corinthians 3:13

each builder's work will be plainly seen, for the Day will make it clear, because it will be revealed by fire. And the fire will test what kind of work each has done.

2 Corinthians 10:2

now I ask that when I am present I may not have to be bold with the confidence that (I expect) I will dare to use against some who consider us to be behaving according to human standards.

1 Thessalonians 2:3

For the appeal we make does not come from error or impurity or with deceit,

Psalm 17:3

You have scrutinized my inner motives; you have examined me during the night. You have carefully evaluated me, but you find no sin. I am determined I will say nothing sinful.

Philippians 1:17

The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment.

Proverbs 20:5

Counsel in a person's heart is like deep water, but an understanding person draws it out.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade people, but we are well known to God, and I hope we are well known to your consciences too.

James 2:4

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

Proverbs 21:27

The wicked person's sacrifice is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent!

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that you examine thoughts and are pleased with integrity. With pure motives I contribute all this; and now I look with joy as your people who have gathered here contribute to you.

Psalm 7:10

The Exalted God is my shield, the one who delivers the morally upright.

Proverbs 24:12

If you say, "But we did not know about this," does not the one who evaluates hearts consider? Does not the one who guards your life know? Will he not repay each person according to his deeds?

Galatians 4:17

They court you eagerly, but for no good purpose; they want to exclude you, so that you would seek them eagerly.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

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

2 Corinthians 10:3

For though we live as human beings, we do not wage war according to human standards,

Psalm 7:9

May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!

Topics on Motives

Motives, Examples Of

Philippians 1:15-18

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.

Motives, Importance Of

Psalm 106:8

Yet he delivered them for the sake of his reputation, that he might reveal his power.

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