Behind everything we say and do

There’s a motive from the heart,

And although disguised it will be revealed

When the layers are peeled apart.

Everything hidden will be revealed

As we simply cannot escape;

Since our soul is naked and transparent

And to the eyes of the Lord awake.

Our motives need to be examined

Since they can be used to manipulate,

And to take advantage for our gain

And to exploit at any rate.

What does it profit a man indeed

To gain the world but lose his soul?

When the motive was greed, lust and corruption

And to finance his end goal.

We can be the nicest person

But end up in the pit;

Since our motive was to impress others

But we were spiritually unfit.

If our motive is to be seen

And elevated in people’s eyes;

God will swiftly humble us indeed

To remove all hidden pride.

If our motives are for selfish gain

And to spend on our own pleasure;

Our contentment will be temporary

Since the deception is beyond measure.

Irrespective of people’s motives

If two hearts are not connected;

Then relationships cannot begin

And expectations will be affected.

When we examine the motives of our heart

We’ll be shocked to really discover,

The hidden lust with all the greed

And those desires we try to cover.

Unless we get a transplant

A spiritual one that is;

Our heart’s desires will remain carnal

And will always go amiss.

When our motive is to love

And express kindness in all we do;

A tree of righteousness it will blossom

That produces much good fruit too.

And if our motive is to see souls saved

God will always open the door;

Since it profits us nothing but done for God

Where He receives glory forevermore!

(C) P.B. 2020

“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13

“For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known.” Matthew 10:26

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18