The Gospel of Matthew, Part 14

The Gospel of Matthew
Matthew 6:16-34

1. Final example of righteous practices- focus on fasting

  • No gloominess- well groomed
  • Do not cover your face so as to be seen by men that you are fasting
  • Anointing and washing
  • Put things into priority
  • This allows the fasting to be seen in Heaven by our heavenly Father.

2. Trust in God, not Wealth

  • Do not build up treasures only on earth where moth and rust make riches disappear

3. Lamp of the body is the eyes

  • Sound, healthy, sincere, single hearted
  • Evil eyes is the opposite

4. Serving two master- problem for everyone

  • God
  • Mammon- getting it, preserving it, multiplying it

5. Put your life into perspective

  • Worry about body
  • Worry about life

6. Issues of the day: health, clothing, shoes, suits, dresses, etc.

  • Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of those lilies of the field.
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