I do good NOT because I want to go to heaven (Heaven itself does not motivate me to be good).
I do good NOT because I’m afraid of going to hell (There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.).
I do good NOT because I will be receiving my rewards from my heavenly investments (Greed can’t manipulate and motivate me).
I give and do good NOT because I will be receiving ten folds from what I give (Once again, greed, wealth and prosperity can’t motivate me).
I do good NOT because I have to be good in order to be called a good christian. (Praises of men does not motivate me to be good)
I do good because… of the fact that I have been given what I don’t deserved. I have been given Jesus Christ in midst of my ignorant, backsliding and rebellious heart, I have been shown mercy and love continually, He was FAITHFUL to me even though I was not to Him. I’m motivated to do good because of what He did for me upon that cross. I do good and will be continuing to do good and glorify Him because my heart is driven by His love.
And lastly, I do good because I finally understood what “John 3:16” really meant in my life…..The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.