Resources » The IVP New Testament Commentary Series » Matthew » THE ETHICS OF GOD'S KINGDOM (5-7) » Showing Righteousness to God Alone (6:1-18)

Showing Righteousness to God Alone (6:1-18)

Jesus begins this section of his teaching with a thesis statement summarizing his point: Do your righteousness for God to see you, not others (6:1). Jesus then illustrates his point with the examples of secret charity (vv. 2-4), prayer (vv. 5-15) and fasting (vv. 16-18). The middle section on prayer is the longest (following accepted practices of arrangement in his day, Matthew may have inserted the Lord's Prayer from a different context; compare Lk 11:1-4).

Bible Gateway Recommendations

Romans: IVP New Testament Commentary [IVPNTC] -eBook
Retail: $16.99
Our Price: $9.99
Save: $7.00 (41%)
Galatians: IVP New Testament Commentary  [IVPNTC]
Retail: $18.00
Our Price: $11.99
Save: $6.01 (33%)
View more titles