Our Motivation

I. God: Glorify Him in All We Do

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.

Colossians 3:23

… So that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.

1 Peter 4:11

II. Priorities: Seek First God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:21

III. Worship: Treat Everything in Life as an Act of Worship

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:1-2

IV. Holiness: Pursue Holiness and Purity

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’

1 Peter 15-16

Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

2 Corinthians 7:1

V. Love: Respect the Dignity and Value of Each Person

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; man and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalms 139:13-14

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.

Jeremiah 1:5

God’s Direction:

I. Bible: Submit To Scripture as Our Authority

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

II. Focus: Have No Other Gods – No Idols – In Our Lives

You shall have no other gods before me.

Exodus 20:3

Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

Proverbs 16:8

III. Path: Avoid Evil

Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

Ephesians 5:11

Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

Romans 12:9

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

The mature have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

Hebrews 5:14

IV. Value: Shun Ill-gotten Gain

Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 10:2

All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify.

1 Corinthians 10:23

V. God’s Response

Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.

Samuel 2:30