Matthew Chapter 6

In Matthew Chapter 6 Jesus is teaching the Jews (and us) how to live.  He instructs us that giving should be done from the heart and in private.  And in so doing we will receive rewards from the Father who sees everything.  He also teaches us how to pray and fast and gives us the “Lord’s Prayer” as a guide.  Emphasizing how important it is for us to forgive those who have sinned against us.  He also teaches us about money and possessions and that we cannot “serve two masters”.  Meaning money can enslave us if we put our faith in it.  We should put our faith in God and not worry about everyday life as our Heavenly Father already knows all our needs.  This chapter is a great guide for us.  It is reassuring to me to know that God already knows everything about me and he provides for me in every way that is important.  He provides me peace and the reassurance that He will take care of me no matter what the circumstance.  Sometimes it’s difficult to see God’s hand in my life in the present.  But looking back, I can see how He has taken care of me.  Maybe not the way I would have expected, but always knowing that He has a plan for me and that it is good!