Why do you help?
Who is it for?
Forget your self.
Be like the Lord.
Why Do We Serve? Elder Dallin H. Oaks Ensign Nov 1984
It is necessary to consider not only we serve, but also we serve...strive to serve for the reasons that are highest and best.Motivations for service:
*to achieve prominence or cultivate contacts, to obtain worldly honors, prominence, or power.
*for the sake of riches or honor -“priestcraft.” (Alma 1:16.) Nephi said, “Priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.” (2 Ne. 26:29.)to be seen
*to obtain good companionship. “They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31–32.)
*because of a socially prominent friend and fellow worker
* “to please ourselves.” (Rom. 15:1.) ... earthly rewards
*...a sense of duty or loyalty to friends, family, or traditions.-instinctively do what they are asked without question and sometimes without giving much thought to the reasons for their service.
*... to be a willing, cheerful giver.” (2 Cor. 9:6–7.)
*out of fear of punishment or out of a sense of duty
*the hope of an eternal reward... “If you keep my commandments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God.” (D&C 14:7.)
to walk “a more excellent way.” (1 Cor. 12:31.) “Charity is the pure love of Christ.” (Moro. 7:47.) The Book of Mormon teaches us that this virtue is “the greatest of all.”