“In this world, Christians will always live with an affinity for sin that will say, ‘If I have to serve, I want to get something for it. If I can be rewarded, or gain a reputation for humility, or somehow turn it to my advantage, then I’ll give the impression of humility and serve.’
But this isn’t Christlike service. This is hypocrisy.
Hypocritical ‘servants’ will not serve without recognition, without some return on their investment of time. They may desire the recognition of applause, public acknowledgment, appreciation via social media, assured results, honor for their example…or, most subtle of all, development of a reputation as holy, sacrificial, or exceptionally spiritual.
Hypocrites do this because they feel no inclination for the kind of service that God alone can see and reward.”
~ Donald S. Whitney