Matthew 6:1 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. [If you choose to be seen and admired by men, then you will not be rewarded by our Heavenly Father].
Matthew 6:2 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. [When you help someone, don't call attention to yourself like the hypocrites do. If you do; this is the only reward you will ever get].
Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. [When you pray, don't be like the hypocrites who try to look so holy in front of other men. What good does that really do looking all holy and righteous]?
Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. [When you pray, do it in secret. You don't have to pray out loud. Our Heavenly Father knows your secrets and He will reward you accordingly. Don't make it a public spectacle trying to impress other men. Do you desire man's reward or God's reward]?
True reward comes from where?
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. [Be happy, true reward comes from God in heaven, not earthly man].
Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. [Serve Christ and receive the reward. What happens if you don't serve Christ]?
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. [It is not possible to please man and God at the same time. We must believe (have faith) in Him, seek Him diligently and He will be pleased and reward us, regardless of what any man thinks].
Other important verses: Matthew 16:27, Revelation 20:13 and 22:12. What is used to judge us and reward accordingly?
We must make a choice in this life on which our eternal fate rests. Which one do you choose? Earthly, temporary reward or heavenly, eternal reward? No third choice.