1 Corinthians 10:31

1 Corinthians 10:31 — Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

There is a temptation to seek personal recognition and reward for going about God’s work. But we are told to seek a higher motive as we go about service:

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.Matthew 6:2

Depending on your mindset, you could go about God’s work with a different approach and perspective. While good works are not wrong. Christ has ask that we adjust our heart so that our motives are pure.

21) Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.Name of the source

When someone’s heart is pure and desires good, you will not care so much if you are not congratulated for every single good work you accomplish. You will not worry about personal notoriety for putting performing selfless acts of charity. These people are offer constant and quiet acts of quiet dignity. We may not notice them. We may skip over them. We may even count them among the least.

But they are not.

The Apostle Paul taught us these people deserve more honor:

“And those members of the Church, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour.” 1 Corinthians 12:23

These quiet servants are honorable. Everything they do is for the glory of God, not themselves.