6.5 Practical Righteousness

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Mar 16 6.5 “Be careful not to do your good works for show,1 or you will have no reward from your heavenly Father. When you give to charity, dont blow your horn, as hypocrites do in synagogues and streets to be praised of men. This is their reward. When you give alms, dont let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so your giving may be in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you. When you pray, dont be like hypocrites who love to pray publicly to be seen by men. Truly, so doing they have received their reward. Instead go into your room, shut the door, pray to your Father secretly, and He who sees in secret will repay you openly. While praying, do not speak empty words like unbelievers do, who think their many words will make them be heard.  Dont be like them; God your Father knows all you need, even  before you ask Him.”