Day 7: daily lent practice: 1st Sunday of the Holy Great Fast

Category : Daily Lent Practice

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break
in and steal;
20 “but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust destroys and where
thieves do not break in and steal.
21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will
be also.
22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore
your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.
23 “But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be
full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is
darkness, how great [is] that darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will
hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal
to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve
God and mammon.
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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?
26 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither
sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly
Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than
they?
27 “Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to
his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider
the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil
nor spin;
29 “and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 “Now if God so clothes the grass of the field,
which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,
[will] [He] not much more [clothe] you, O you of little
faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, `What shall we
eat?’ or `What shall we drink?’ or `What shall we wear?’
32 “For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For
your heavenly Father knows that you need all these
things.
33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His
righteousness, and all these things shall be added to
you.

Matthew 6:19-33


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