For your heart will always pursue what you value as your treasure. Matthew 6:21 TPT
In matters of the heart you’re getting exactly what you want.
“Examine your motives to make sure you’re not showing off when you do your good deeds, only to be admired by others; otherwise, you will lose the reward of your heavenly Father.” Matthew 6:1 TPT
Not “if” but “when”
When a person deceives themselves into thinking they are acting for the best interests of God and man and also deceives onlookers. He receives gratitude and praise and it helps to continue the deception. (the nature of being deceived is that you don’t actually know you are)
Everyone wants gold, but wisdom’s worth is far greater. Silver is sought after, but a heart of understanding yields a greater return. Proverbs 16:16 TPT
Do it in secret.
don’t announce it (vs 2)
go into your innermost chamber and be alone (vs 6)
don’t let it be obvious (vs 18)