Psalm 115:1, “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.”
This is a great verse about our motivation. It’s a great reminder as to why we do what we do. The psalmist wrote that he wanted God’s name, not his own name, to be glorified.
A question we should ask ourselves is, “Why do we do what we do?” Is it for what we can get out of it or is it what can God get out of it? Do we look to be praised or do we look to point others to the Lord? There are many people that do the right thing, but they do it for the wrong reason(s). Not only are our actions important, but the reason behind our actions is also important.
Our motivation should be to bring honor and pleasing to God. It should be to point others to the one that gave His life for us. That is why we were created. Revelation 4:11 says, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
Let us ask ourselves today why we do what we do. Let us answer this question 100% honestly. Remember that is isn’t just our actions that matter, but our motivation does as well.