RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH
2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. 3 To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
21:2 People may mistakenly think they are doing right, but God sees the motives behind their actions. We often have to make choices in areas where the right action is difficult to discern. We can help ourselves make such decisions by trying to identify our motives first and then asking, “Would God be pleased with my real reasons for doing this?” God is not pleased when we do good deeds only to receive something in return. 21:3 Our good deeds and offerings are not bribes to make God overlook our character faults. We can’t exchange good behavior in one area for bad behavior in another. If our personal and business dealings are not characterized by justice, no amount of generosity when the offering plate is passed will make up for it. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and doing what is right and is more acceptable to the LORD.