[2b middle] Gemarah: Different empires will come before Hashem during trials and ask for mercy. They will claim that what they did was for the Jews’ benefit (such as making roads and bridges). However, Hashem will retort that it was really for their own sake that they did it.
Prac-T-cal Tidbits: It is extremely important to keep proper focus throughout our days. We should try to ensure that everything we do is with Hashem in mind and not for our own selfish motivations.