Saturday, 15 December 2012

Matthew 6

Here's how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.

4 comments:

Susan said...

v.1-18

In our giving, in our praying, and in our fasting we should not draw attention to ourselves.

If we do our giving, praying and fasting in secret we will be rewarded.

Susan said...

v.9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 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 lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one

The Lord’s prayer is a model of how we should pray. (From Constable’s commentary) It “is neither too long, ostentatious, nor unnecessarily repetitious” (and only 53 words long).

Susan said...

v.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own

In the Message: Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Don’t worry!

Susan said...

v.14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

(From Constable’s commentary) "Once our eyes have been opened to see the enormity of our offense against God, the injuries which others have done to us appear by comparison extremely trifling.”