Has God ever answered your prayers with a rebuke?
We score ourselves based on what we do; God scores on why we do it. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.
(1 Samuel 16.7)
Three Reasons People Give
Applause of men (Matthew 6:2)
Applause of self (Matthew 6:3)
Applause of heaven (Matthew 6:4)