Motives

​Be careful that you never allow yourself to be motivated by the response of man, but instead focus on imitating Christ in humility, being content to be received as He was, and pleasing your Heavenly Father. 

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)

The adoration and affections of people are fickle and fleeting, while the joy that comes from knowing that you have been obedient to God in any given matter or task is both satisfying and eternal.

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:3‭-‬8)

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