Serving with ulterior motives...

by F. B. Meyer

How many of us, who are engaged in the Lord's holy service,
are secretly cherishing some proud aspiration of excelling other
men, of making a name for ourselves, of securing money or

We will use the pulpit as a pedestal for the adulation of the
world, and the cross for a post on which to hang garlands to
our own glory.

How often do we preach sermons, or make addresses,
and attend meetings, with no other thought than to secure
the recognition and praise of those to whom we 'minister'.

All of this must be laid aside. We must have no selfish,
prideful ulterior motives to serve Christ.