True Motives

From Proverbs 21:2:  “All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart.”

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World around us

Views outer selves

Not always true

God sees ourselves


Examines hearts

What’s false, what’s true

Peeling away

Each beating clue


Colleagues at work

Neighbors and friends

Hold opinions

Not through God’s lens


God’s view prevails

Noting actions

Mindful of thoughts

Weighs each fraction


Most important

True motives say

Pure intentions

Every day

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From the words of American Christian author, John Eldredge:  “If the narrative of the Scriptures teaches us anything, from the serpent in the Garden to the carpenter in Nazareth, it teaches us that things are rarely what they seem, that we shouldn’t be fooled by appearances.”

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