Judged by the motives

   Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the phrase . . .

                j u d g e d    b y    t h e     M O T I V E S            (  3  rELATED  PHRASES  )                      

              The  phrase  'judged by the motives'  appears  2  times in the published writings of EGW                               page NOT on Original site                                                 Related phrase:    by our motives  ( 1 ) 

   The righteousness of Christ will not cover one cherished sin.  A man may be a law-breaker in heart; yet if he commits no outward act of transgression, he may be regarded by the world as possessing great integrity. But God’s law looks into the secrets of the heart. Every act is judged by the motives that prompt it. Only that which is in accord with the principles of God’s law will stand in the judgment. { COL 316.2}  Read entire Chapter 24


  God Judges by the Motives — There is much in the conduct of a minister that he can improve. Many see and feel their lack, yet they seem to be ignorant of the influence they exert. They are conscious of their actions as they perform them, but suffer them to pass from their memory, and therefore do not reform. { 1MCP 348.3 } 


  To Be Judged by Our Motives — Daily review of our acts, to see whether conscience approves or condemns, is necessary for all who wish to reach perfection of Christian character. Many acts which pass for good works, even deeds of benevolence, will, when closely investigated, be found to be prompted by wrong motives. { WM 315.2} 




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