In Matthew 6:1–8, Jesus teaches how we are to directly engage with God. The religious highbrows of Jesus’ day gave, prayed, and fasted for the sake of demonstrating to others their spiritual devotion and superiority.
How ridiculous! They used sacred practices to polish their public image instead of pursuing the presence of God.
Pastor Chuck Swindoll unfolds the essence of Jesus’ warnings to help us avoid the deadly trap of religious performance so we can have true interaction with and enjoyment of the God who made us and loves us.