MOTIVES. . . . . Luke 11:52 Jesus criticized the Pharisees harshly because they (1) washed their hands but not their hearts, (2) remembered to tithe but forgot justice, (3) loved people’s praise, (4) made impossible religious demands, and (5) didn’t accept the truth about Jesus and prevented others from believing it. They wrongly focused on outward appearances and ignored the condition of their hearts. We do the same when our service is motivated by a desire to be seen rather than from a pure heart and love for others. Others may be fooled, but God isn’t. Don’t be a Christian on the outside only. Bring your inner life under God’s control; then your outer life will naturally reflect him.