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In this passage, Jesus is admonishing His followers to live differently than the religious hypocrites. He teaches about prayer, fasting and giving, and the importance of our hearts being congruent with our actions. Acknowledging that it is possible to outwardly do the right thing with the wrong heart, He is clear that impressing others with our deeds does not impress God. Though all these external actions are important, the heart and its motives are what matter most to Him.