Matthew 6 Outline
– Don’t show your good deeds to people (Matthew 6:1-4)
– Don’t be showy in praying, like the Pharisees (Matthew 6:5-15)
– Don’t let your fasting be obvious to others (Matthew 6:16-18)
– Storing up heavenly riches instead of earthly riches (Matthew 6:19-24)
– Don’t worry about life (Matthew 6:25-34)
Matthew 6 Bible Study
In Matthew 6:1-4, Jesus warns about showing off your good deeds to people. If you commit a righteous act and let many people know about it, you will not receive any reward in heaven. The good deeds you do will be riches in the heavenly mansion which God has prepared for us. If you want heavenly rewards, you must do the good deeds in secrets and not let people know about it.
In Matthew 6:5-15, Jesus rebukes those who like to show off by praying in front of everyone to be seen by others. Instead, when you pray to God, you should pray in secret so that you can receive heavenly reward. In your daily prayer, you should ask for God’s kingdom and will to be done on earth. The daily bread is God’s word. Every day, you should read the Bible and renew your mind with the word of God. We should confess our sins to God and ask him to forgive our sins daily. Before asking for God’s forgiveness, we should forgive others first. The demons roam around the world to look for weak people to attack so we must always be on our guard (1 Peter 5:8). We must ask God to deliver us from all kinds of temptations that the devil will set up to lead us astray from him.
In Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus said that we must not fast for people to see. When you fast, you should do it without making it obvious to people so that you will receive heavenly riches.
In Matthew 6:19-24, we should not be materialistic. Instead, we should store up for ourselves heavenly riches. In order to gain heavenly riches, we must do God’s will such as preaching gospel, evangelizing, helping others, praise and worship, pray, study God’s word and tithing. The riches we accumulate on earth can be destroyed but the riches accumulated in heaven will never be destroyed. We must fill our mind with the word of God so that the light of the Lord Jesus Christ can shine through us. We must not put money as our priority. Instead, we must put God as our priority over money. If you receive income, you should give your tithe.
In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus tells us not to worry about life. If we do God’s will and seek him first, he will add all things to us. Just as the heavenly Father take care of the birds, he will also take care of our needs. When you face problem in life, you should not grumble but submit it to God. God will answer your prayer if you persevere and trust in him.