Kpop this was a big problem for me in the JW religion. My husband and I were kind, good to people in the congregation and we worked damned hard at pioneering. What we got back from the congregation was unkindness and jealousy from the other elders. Do you know that scripture cast your bread on the water and it will come back to you after many days. After a while my husband and I used to say cast your bread on the water and what do get back, soggy bread.
So to get logical results from hard work and trying to live ethically a central point to remember is get out of a cult first! If you're in a bad situation, and you can insert, war zone, poverty, serious illness, cult, whatever and your karma law number one does not happen do you see?