Matthew 6:1-18 New King James Version (NKJV)

“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. 

The jot and tittle here is that we are not even allowed the paltry gift of being able to advertise how good we are.  The thanks I get from giving to a cause or a mission or a mercy endeavor should make me blush with frustration and not enjoyment at being recognized.  I am to do what I do with no need or desire for recognition.  I don’t want a wall in the clinic to bear my name for the foundation money I gave so that others will see my good works and glorify me.  I don’t want a volunteer of the year award, or I shouldn’t.  The jot and tittle here is that I really do.  This is a righteousness before God that demands no thought of giving, praying, and fasting for show, or hope of reward from men (Matt.6:1-18).  If I do I should go to hell.

There is rescue here and we talk about that soon.