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Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding? Then they should show it by living right and doing good things with a gentleness that comes from wisdom. But if you are selfish and have bitter jealousy in your hearts, do not brag. Your bragging is a lie that hides the truth. That kind of “wisdom” does not come from God but from the world. It is not spiritual; it is from the devil.

James 3:13-15 NCV

How do we know if we are not doing good with the right motive? The bible says that when we brag it covers the truth, that our motives are really for ourself.

How often do you draw attention to the good you do? Getting our motives right takes being honest about what they currently are and allowing God and others help us to be focused on the right things. Take time today to pray about what your motives are and ask God to help you do things for him.

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