1 Corinthians 4 :5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
I had to look up this verse in different versions of the Bible Cuz I was curious what it meant by ‘counsels’. The AMP version says ‘the motives of the heart’. That’s pretty scary if I think about it. Do I help others for recognition or praise? Or do I bite my tounge from responding to higher authority at work or else where to keep my job and keep from getting in trouble instead of biting my tounge because I love Jesus and he wants us to be respectful? I think our motive should be love and passion for obeying God, but I’m not sure that’s always my motive. Self checking my soul right now and praying to God to let my motive always be my love for Him and the desire to be obedient 🙏🏾.