“The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.”
What is our motivation? Why do we do the things that we do? We see each other act on a continual basis, but the majority of the time, if not all, we do not know why someone else does what they do. We are not heart readers. But, God is.
It is imperative that we do our deeds for the proper reasons and not simply for outward appearance alone. What profit is it to someone’s spirit if they give because of force? What good is it to put on a show?
The earth is not our final destination and the things we do here outline the things that happen later. We should always make a conscious attempt to check our hearts before we act, as opposed to checking a box saying that we acted.
May we continue to look to His counsel and example of how to live.