Now granted everyone will divide these chapters a little differently. But the general ideas are still there.
Righteous “Acting” before others
Matthew 6:1 (ESV) “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
Give in Secret
Matthew 6:4 (ESV) so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Pray not like Hypocrites, Not with empty phrases, but like Jesus said
Matthew 6:5 (ESV) “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Matthew 6:7 (ESV) “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)
9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come, your 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.
Forgive others just as Christ forgave you
Matthew 6:14 (ESV) For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,
Matthew 6:15 (ESV) but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
When you fast, don’t be so obvious about it
Matthew 6:16 (ESV) “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
Your treasure is where your heart is
Matthew 6:19 (ESV) “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
Matthew 6:20 (ESV) but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:21 (ESV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Can’t serve two masters
Matthew 6:24 (ESV) “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Don’t be anxious about earthly matters
Matthew 6:25 (ESV) “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Seek first the kingdom of God
Matthew 6:33 (ESV) But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Well, I’m just getting in much worse shape. 🙁