When truth has ulterior motives
Ed M. encourages us today in his devotional.
Everyone is influenced by interests, shaped by motives. Church leaders can use their power to push their opinions on others. Church members can use pressure to get their way. “Selfish ambition” is part of the “sinful nature” of human beings, Galatians 5:19,20. Thankfully, in spite of these warts and wrinkles, “Christ is preached.” That does not justify the push and shove of Church politics. It merely gives hope to the faithful in times of discouraging discord.
Focus question: How can you examine your motives, in order to purify them? How to recognize selfish ambition when it appears in your heart?