"Is Christ's undying love my true treasure, or do I actually treasure other things more? Is my money an indicator of my true treasure? Is it my reputation, comfort for my family, recognition? Or do I live my life knowing that His love and grace is all I need?" - Journey of Generosity
I think we need a constant reminder on this issue. Reputation, security, recognition, along with a million other things, have a sly way of grabbing our attention. What has our attention has our focus. What has our focus has our worship. That's why a gentle reminder is often needed.