Matthew 6

Overview

In Matthew 6, the Sermon on the Mount continues.

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Commands List

There are six sets of commands in Matthew 6:

1. Mat 6:1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them;
3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

#2. Mat 6:5  “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites;
6  But when you pray, go into your room … and pray to your Father

#3. Mat 6:9  Pray then like this: (The Lord’s Prayer)

#4. Mat 6:16  “And when you fast, do not (be like) look dismal, like the hypocrites,
17  But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face

#5. Mat 6:19  “Do not lay up (store up) for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal,
20  but lay up (store up) for yourselves treasures in heaven,

#6. Mat 06:25  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life
28  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field
33  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?

Commands, specific … with Greek vocabulary.

#1. Mat 6:1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them …
3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

Link to Greek word dictionary: 4337
1   Prosechete
1   Προσέχετε
1   Beware

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1097
gnōtō
γνώτω
let know

#2. Mat 6:6  But when you pray, go into your room … and pray to your Father

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1525
eiselthe
εἴσελθε
enter

Link to Greek word dictionary: 4336
proseuxai
πρόσευξαι
pray

#3. Mat 6:9  Pray then like this: (The Lord’s Prayer)

Link to Greek word dictionary: 4336
proseuchesthe
προσεύχεσθε
pray

Imperatives in the Lord’s prayer – spoken as requests to God, rather than to us.
9 Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread; 12 And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; 13 And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.

#4. Mat 6:16  “And when you fast, do not (be like) look dismal, like the hypocrites,
17  But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

Link to Greek word dictionary: 1096
ginesthe
γίνεσθε
be

#5. Mat 6:19  “Do not lay up (store up) for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal,
20  but lay up (store up) for yourselves treasures in heaven,

Link to Greek word dictionary: 2343
thēsaurizete
θησαυρίζετε
store up

#6. Mat 06:25  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life
28  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider (observe) the lilies of the field
33  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.

Link to Greek word dictionary: 3309
merimnate
μεριμνᾶτε
be anxious about

Link to Greek word dictionary: 2648
katamathete
καταμάθετε
Observe

Link to Greek word dictionary: 2212
zēteite
ζητεῖτε
Seek

Comments & Quotes

A DISCIPLE WALK is to follow the disciples from Matthew 1 through John 21, as they learn from Jesus and apply His commands to our lives today.

A series of sermons was preached in 2018 on texts from the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapter 5, 6 and 7.
See them here: https://disciplewalk.com/K_Sermons_2018.html

A series of sermons was preached on the Lord’s Prayer in 2017. See them here:
https://kinmundychurch.org/2017/05/the-lords-prayer-pray-then-like-this/

A series of sermons was preached on the Beatitudes in 2010.
When a link is found, it will be posted here.

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