Scripture: All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. (Proverbs 16:2)
Prayer: Lord, help me to understand the things I do and why I do them. Create in me a pure heart.
Reflection: The test of every action is the motive from which it springs. We are not called to simply do the right things, but to obey with a pure heart. The test of every motive is the action it creates. For we are not called to simply believe, but to have a faith that is expressed in deeds.