The TL:DR Bible: Matthew 6-7


Chapter 6:

Practice your faith without publicity. Do you good works in obscurity and anonymity. God will notice your generosity and kindness.

Pray in secret, not loudly out in public. God will notice your piety.

You don’t have to continually repeat yourself to God. Well… there goes most of modern worship songs. God knows what you need before you even ask.

So pray simply.

Our Father, who is in heaven, hallowed is your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever, Amen.

God will forgive you according to the same standard that you forgive others.

Fast in secret. God sees your devotion and will reward you.

Do not spend your days acquiring wealth. Wealth will not last. Seek justice, goodness, kindness, mercy, and grace. You cannot serve both God and wealth.

Do not worry about your life. You cannot control most things. You cannot change many things. Trust that God will provide for you as he provides for the birds and the flowers. Seek God first. And do not worry about tomorrow. Each day has plenty of things to worry about on its own.

 

Chapter 7:

Do not judge others. God will judge you by the same standard. Do you see someone’s sin? Your own sin is worse. Focus on dealing with your own sins first, and then you can help your brother with his problems.

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. God knows what you need. IF you being a man know how to give good things to your children, how much more will God give good things to his children?

Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Seek the narrow way, it will lead to life. Too many follow the system that leads to misery and death.

Beware of false teachers. You will know them by their works. Not everyone who claims to be my disciple will enter the kingdom of heaven. There will be those who feign devotion, but lacked love.

If you hear my words and do them, you are like a builder that laid down a solid foundation for his house. If you hear my words and do not do them, you are like a foolish builder that built on sand.

And everyone was surprised by Jesus because He didn’t reference other teachers in his sermons.

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