Occasionally someone turns in a large amount of money they had found.
What motivates people to do right when they could so easily do otherwise?
What kept Joseph from committing fornication with Potiphar’s wife when repeatedly tempted?
What restrained David from killing his enemy Saul when it would have been so easy?
For both, it was a powerful awareness of God (Genesis 39:9; 1 Samuel 24:6, 10; 26:9-11, 23-24).
For the best reasons
While some people avoid sins for fear of getting an STD, going to jail, losing a job, etc., the Christian’s motives are far nobler.
“. . . for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light . . . trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord“ (Ephesians 5:8, 10).
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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