BIBLE40 MAT06 ABV – Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them; otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
So when you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by people. Truly I say to you, they’ve got their reward!
Yet when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
so that your giving may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
When you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I say to you, truly they’ve got their reward!
Yet when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
When you pray, don’t babble vain repetitions like the heathen, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words.
Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him.
Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will forgive you as well.
Yet if you don’t forgive people, your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing.
Whenever you fast, don’t be sad-faced like the hypocrites. For they disfigure their faces so their fasting is obvious to people. I say to you: They’ve got their reward!
Yet when you fast, put oil on your head, and wash your face,
so that you don’t show your fasting to people but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Yet collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.
Yet if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and of money.
This is why I tell you: don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the sky: they don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than they?
Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying?
And why do you worry about clothes? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: they don’t toil or spin thread;
yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these!
If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t He do much more for you, you of little faith?
So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’
For the heathen eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Yet seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
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