When our girls were little, we used to do a little exercise we called the Right/Wrong Game. For each of the four deeds and motives below, we tried to come up with examples.
- Right deed [Give to the poor], wrong motive [makes me look good]
- Wrong deed [Steal from the rich], right motive [to give to the poor]
- Wrong deed [Steal from the rich], wrong motive [spend on my pleasure]
- Right deed [Give to the poor], right motive [meet a need]
I thought of this little game when I read II Chronicles 25:2.
He [Amaziah] did right in the Lord’s sight, but not with a perfect or blameless heart.
I think Amaziah fell into Category #1. I want to live in Category #4.
Anyone care to share some other examples for this game?