Let all things be done for the glory of the Lord
and let nothing be done for vain glory.
Seek to glorify the Lord in all you do and seek
no glory for yourself.
Seek not to receive the honor that comes from
men but seek the honor that comes from God.
The honor that men bestow is a fleeting thing;
here today and gone tomorrow.
The honor that God bestows is everlasting and
never flees away.
The very men who heap praises on you today may
become your harshest critics tomorrow.
Doing things to be seen of men or to receive praises
of men is the epitome of vanity.
Nothing is so fleeting as to live a life for the sake of vanity.
Labor to do a good work whether you receive honor
from men or not for it.