2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God. 1 Corinthians 4:2-6
Clear consciences but still not innocent? What’s that all about?
Verse five brings it to life: motives. Why do you do things? Why do you think things? What motivates you to do and say the things you do?
God knows our motives. Of course He knows our thoughts, but He also knows the why. Sometimes we don’t even know why we do or say what we do.
Have you ever given The Why over to Him? He knows it anyhow. It’s just one more area we can submit to Him.
For some, you may not want to know The Why. It may reveal some ugly, ungodly thoughts and ideas. Still, full surrender and full submission is how we grow.