Motivations are so much more difficult to tend to than actions. As Jesus laid the groundwork for the Kingdom of God on the Sermon on the Mount, we notice that God’s viewpoint of our righteousness sees far beyond our actions to the state of our heart, making our reasons why we do what we do just as important as our actions themselves. And as Paul reasons with the church in Romans 14:4-12, the foundation for unity amongst the body of Christ is laid upon the heart that realizes that we do all that we do “to the Lord.” If He is our Master, everything that we do should be “to” Him and “for” Him. Why do you do all that you do? May our obedience run deeper than our actions into the depths of our heart.
– Chris Rodriguez, Assistant Pastor