Motive

Acts of ObeyGC2 without love are emptiness. True ObeyGC2 is love in action.

Motive matters. We can love others and love God because God first loved us. There is no earning of celestial “brownie points” by doing good deeds. Our good deeds are an expression of our love for God and others or they are worthless.

Isa 64:6a
6 All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.

1 Sam 16:7b
“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

1 Cor 13:3
3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.