When serving God, we assume our motives are pure.
Then we look back. And with the perspective of hindsight, they are usually mixed. If we're completely honest, selfishness, pride, and other such impurities often contaminate what we do.
"For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work"
(1 Corinthians 3:11-13 NIV).
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
Father, please help us serve you faithfully. Following your lead in even the smallest details. So our work for you is pure and lasting. May we stand before you on that Day and see you smile at what you have built through us, your people. In Jesus we seek this. Amen.