What is your motive?
Love vs. Selfishness
"Giving to others' basic needs without having as my motive personal reward"
1 Corinthians 13:3
“If I give away all I have…but have not love, I gain nothing.” RSV
“Let love be without dissimulation.” KJV
Greek definition for “dissimulation”: Pretending to act from one motive, whereas another motive really inspires the act
- Consider other translations from the Bible
“Let love be genuine” RSV
“Let love be without hypocrisy.” NKJV
“[Let your] love be sincere (a real thing)” AMP
Right motives = true gain
Consider the following verse
"And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs." AMP