And what about those great things to come? Are those great things to be done for our recognition or his? Do you think the kid said to himself, "I'll give Jesus these 5 loaves and 2 fish so that when he does something awesome with them I can get credit for being the one who gave him the food." Probably not. The credit was to go to Jesus. This is so incredibly hard to do.
This is perfectly modeled earlier in John 1:30-31 when John the Baptist says, "This is the one I meant when I said 'A man who comes after me surpasses me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel." Think of the humility of John the Baptist to be able to do this. He had built a huge thriving following and yet he knew the reason he had been able to do it was solely to prepare the way and point people to Jesus. The credit was to go to Jesus. The commentary makes a great point....when you are content to do what God wants you to do and LET JESUS CHRIST BE HONORED FOR IT, God will do great things through you.