When my wife and I try a new restaurant, it’s not uncommon for us to ask our server about their personal menu preferences. It’s refreshing when we discover a candid server who tells you the unvarnished truth.
But on occasion we’ve encountered a server who intentionally steers us towards the most expensive items, and we sense their motive is to increase their tip or the restaurants income. Although none of us can be 100% confident of someone else’s motives, there is someone who does know the motives of the heart.
Proverbs 16:2 teaches, “All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.”
If you have the opportunity to steer customer decisions, remember motives matter. You may fool the customer, but you won’t fool God.