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be careful not to practice your righteousness * A Christian post*

Posted by on Mar. 5, 2014 at 5:40 AM
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Matthew 6:1-6

New International Version (NIV)

Giving to the Needy

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Prayer

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


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Matthew 6:16-21

New International Version (NIV)

Fasting

16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Treasures in Heaven

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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lovemercygrace
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 6:33 AM

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by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 7:52 AM

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by Anonymous on Mar. 5, 2014 at 7:58 AM

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.



Sooooo, does this mean you shouldn't be praying in church?  
lovemercygrace
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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Quoting Anonymous:


“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Sooooo, does this mean you shouldn't be praying in church?  

Nope, it doesn't even Jesus went to the synagogues at the places he visited. It pretty much means that rather than just praying for someone do something for them, rather than just praying for the poor give, rather than just pray for the sick, visit. And What you do or don't do is not a secret to God, he knows everything you do in private and in public. 

lovemercygrace
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

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by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 1:49 PM

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by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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2012Rabbit12
by Platinum Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM

nice post:)

lovemercygrace
by Gold Member on Mar. 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM
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