"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them."Matthew 6:1
No doubt, we are to be "careful to practice righteousness!"
This is the essence of the Christian life! If Christ lives in us and our hearts have been transformed, we must be diligent to bring that change "on the inside" toward practical Christian living "on the outside!"
But the issue is the audience. Are we doing this for the Lord or to be seen by others? It's always tempting to "keep up appearances" instead of doing what's right simply because it's right.
I read a quote recently that goes something like this: "Your reputation is what other people think of you; your character is what you know to be true." And our Heavenly Father knows the truth, too!
So boldly practice your righteousness today... for an Audience of One!