Dennis Wiens
June 17, 2012
Dennis Wiens


Matthew 6:5-8

Here Jesus again provides an illustration of how doing righteousness can go wrong. To be sure, prayer is a good thing and praying is something the gospelized should do, but as Jesus makes clear, even in this spiritual activity, his followers face real dangers due to the insidiousness of sin. Jesus not only highlights two different ways we can go wrong when we pray, he also teaches us something about how we should pray. We can approach God who is our Father with confidence and find great satisfaction and delight in our communion with Him.