2 Samuel 3:6-8
During the war that was going on between the house of Sha’ul and the house of David, Avner strengthened his position in the house of Sha’ul. Sha’ul had had a concubine named Ritzpah, the daughter of Ayah; and [Ish-Boshet] challenged Avner: “Why did you go and sleep with my father’s concubine?” These words of Ish-Boshet’s enraged Avner. “What am I,” he shouted, “[that you treat me with such contempt]? A dog’s head in Y’hudah? Till this moment I have shown only kindness to the house of Sha’ul your father, and to his brothers and to his friends; and I haven’t handed you over to David. Yet you choose today to pick a fight with me over this woman!
Doing the right things for the wrong reasons is not following Adonai. Like Avner it is still following the selfish and self centered reasons that is sin, and not honoring the Creator. In this case it led to Avner’s death. How can it be any different for our own lives if we act the same way? Dear Lord take from me any plotting or devious workings in order to find favor with my fellow man. Keep me honest and always referring to You so all may come to know You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.