When you go without food, wash your face and comb your hair,
so that others cannot know that you are fasting - only your Father, who is unseen, will know. And your Father, who sees what you do in private, will reward you.
"Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal.
Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal.
For your heart will always be where your riches are.
"The eyes are like a lamp for the body. If your eyes are sound, your whole body will be full of light;
but if your eyes are no good, your body will be in darkness. So if the light in you is darkness, how terribly dark it will be!
"You cannot be a slave of two masters; you will hate one and love the other; you will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
"This is why I tell you: do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? And isn't the body worth more than clothes?
Look at the birds: they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren't you worth much more than birds?