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Chapter 7

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   1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

   2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what
   measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

   3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but
   considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

   4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of
   thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

   5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and
   then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's

   6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your
   pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn
   again and rend you.

   7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and
   it shall be opened unto you:

   8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and
   to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

   9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give
   him a stone?

   10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

   11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
   children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good
   things to them that ask him?

   12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
   do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

   13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is
   the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in

   14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth
   unto life, and few there be that find it.

   15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but
   inwardly they are ravening wolves.

   16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
   or figs of thistles?

   17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt
   tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

   18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt
   tree bring forth good fruit.

   19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast
   into the fire.

   20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

   21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
   kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in

   22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
   in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done
   many wonderful works?

   23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me,
   ye that work iniquity.

   24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I
   will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

   25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
   beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

   26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them
   not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon
   the sand:

   27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
   beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

   28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people
   were astonished at his doctrine:

   29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
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   Christ reproves rash judgment. (1-6) Encouragements to prayer. (7-11)
   The broad and narrow way. (12-14) Against false prophets. (15-20) To be
   doers of the word, not hearers only. (21-29)1-6 We must judge
   ourselves, and judge of our own acts, but not make our word a law to
   everybody. We must not judge rashly, nor pass judgment upon our brother
   without any ground. We must not make the worst of people. Here is a
   just reproof to those who quarrel with their brethren for small faults,
   while they allow themselves in greater ones. Some sins are as motes,
   while others are as beams; some as a gnat, others as a camel. Not that
   there is any sin little; if it be a mote, or splinter, it is in the
   eye; if a gnat, it is in the throat; both are painful and dangerous,
   and we cannot be easy or well till they are got out. That which charity
   teaches us to call but a splinter in our brother's eye, true repentance
   and godly sorrow will teach us to call a beam in our own. It is as
   strange that a man can be in a sinful, miserable condition, and not be
   aware of it, as that a man should have a beam in his eye, and not
   consider it; but the god of this world blinds their minds. Here is a
   good rule for reprovers; first reform thyself.
   7-11 Prayer is the appointed means for obtaining what we need. Pray;
   pray often; make a business of prayer, and be serious and earnest in
   it. Ask, as a beggar asks alms. Ask, as a traveller asks the way. Seek,
   as for a thing of value that we have lost; or as the merchantman that
   seeks goodly pearls. Knock, as he that desires to enter into the house
   knocks at the door. Sin has shut and barred the door against us; by
   prayer we knock. Whatever you pray for, according to the promise, shall
   be given you, if God see it fit for you, and what would you have more?
   This is made to apply to all that pray aright; every one that asketh
   receiveth, whether Jew or Gentile, young or old, rich or poor, high or
   low, master or servant, learned or unlearned, all are alike welcome to
   the throne of grace, if they come in faith. It is explained by a
   comparison taken from earthly parents, and their readiness to give
   their children what they ask. Parents are often foolishly fond, but God
   is all-wise; he knows what we need, what we desire, and what is fit for
   us. Let us never suppose our heavenly Father would bid us pray, and
   then refuse to hear, or give us what would be hurtful.
   12-14 Christ came to teach us, not only what we are to know and
   believe, but what we are to do; not only toward God, but toward men;
   not only toward those of our party and persuasion, but toward men in
   general, all with whom we have to do. We must do that to our neighbour
   which we ourselves acknowledge to be fit and reasonable. We must, in
   our dealings with men, suppose ourselves in the same case and
   circumstances with those we have to do with, and act accordingly. There
   are but two ways right and wrong, good and evil; the way to heaven and
   the way to hell; in the one or other of these all are walking: there is
   no middle place hereafter, no middle way now. All the children of men
   are saints or sinners, godly or ungodly. See concerning the way of sin
   and sinners, that the gate is wide, and stands open. You may go in at
   this gate with all your lusts about you; it gives no check to appetites
   or passions. It is a broad way; there are many paths in it; there is
   choice of sinful ways. There is a large company in this way. But what
   profit is there in being willing to go to hell with others, because
   they will not go to heaven with us? The way to eternal life is narrow.
   We are not in heaven as soon as we are got through the strait gate.
   Self must be denied, the body kept under, and corruptions mortified.
   Daily temptations must be resisted; duties must be done. We must watch
   in all things, and walk with care; and we must go through much
   tribulation. And yet this way should invite us all; it leads to life:
   to present comfort in the favour of God, which is the life of the soul;
   to eternal bliss, the hope of which at the end of our way, should make
   all the difficulties of the road easy to us. This plain declaration of
   Christ has been disregarded by many who have taken pains to explain it
   away; but in all ages the real disciple of Christ has been looked on as
   a singular, unfashionable character; and all that have sided with the
   greater number, have gone on in the broad road to destruction. If we
   would serve God, we must be firm in our religion. Can we often hear of
   the strait gate and the narrow way, and how few there are that find it,
   without being in pain for ourselves, or considering whether we are
   entered on the narrow way, and what progress we are making in it?
   15-20 Nothing so much prevents men from entering the strait gate, and
   becoming true followers of Christ, as the carnal, soothing, flattering
   doctrines of those who oppose the truth. They may be known by the drift
   and effects of their doctrines. Some part of their temper and conduct
   is contrary to the mind of Christ. Those opinions come not from God
   that lead to sin.
   21-29 Christ here shows that it will not be enough to own him for our
   Master, only in word and tongue. It is necessary to our happiness that
   we believe in Christ, that we repent of sin, that we live a holy life,
   that we love one another. This is his will, even our sanctification.
   Let us take heed of resting in outward privileges and doings, lest we
   deceive ourselves, and perish eternally, as multitudes do, with a lie
   in our right hand. Let every one that names the name of Christ, depart
   from all sin. There are others, whose religion rests in bare hearing,
   and it goes no further; their heads are filled with empty notions.
   These two sorts of hearers are represented as two builders. This
   parable teaches us to hear and do the sayings of the Lord Jesus: some
   may seem hard to flesh and blood, but they must be done. Christ is laid
   for a foundation, and every thing besides Christ is sand. Some build
   their hopes upon worldly prosperity; others upon an outward profession
   of religion. Upon these they venture; but they are all sand, too weak
   to bear such a fabric as our hopes of heaven. There is a storm coming
   that will try every man's work. When God takes away the soul, where is
   the hope of the hypocrite? The house fell in the storm, when the
   builder had most need of it, and expected it would be a shelter to him.
   It fell when it was too late to build another. May the Lord make us
   wise builders for eternity. Then nothing shall separate us from the
   love of Christ Jesus. The multitudes were astonished at the wisdom and
   power of Christ's doctrine. And this sermon, ever so often read over,
   is always new. Every word proves its Author to be Divine. Let us be
   more and more decided and earnest, making some one or other of these
   blessednesses and Christian graces the main subject of our thoughts,
   even for weeks together. Let us not rest in general and confused
   desires after them, whereby we grasp at all, but catch nothing.
   Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

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