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Command 12: Practice Secret Disciplines

Command 12: Practice Secret Disciplines

“… But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret … When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret … When thou fastest … appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly”  (Matthew 6:1–18).

Study Question

Since God requires openness and honesty in all of our dealings, why did He bless Esther and Mordecai for withholding her true identity from the one whom she married?

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Character Quality

Faith is recognizing God’s will in a given matter and acting upon it.

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Bible Verses for Meditation

Additional Bible verses that support Christ’s command: Practice Secret Disciplines

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