Lk 6:37–38, 41–42
1#Lk 6:37; Jas 4:11–12#“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2#Mk 4:24; Lk 6:38For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged. And with the measure you use, it will be measured again for you.
3#Jn 8:7–9“And why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank that is in your own eye? 4Or how will you say to your brother, ‘Let me pull the speck out of your eye,’ when a log is in your own eye? 5You hypocrite! First take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
6#Mt 15:26; Pr 9:7–8“Do not give what is holy to the dogs, nor throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn around and attack you.
Ask, Seek, Knock
7#Mt 21:22; Mk 11:24“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
9“What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a snake? 11#Ge 6:5; 8:21If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12#Lk 6:31; Ro 13:8–10; Lev 19:18Therefore, everything you would like men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
The Narrow Gate
13“Enter at the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who are going through it, 14because small is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
A Tree and Its Fruit
15#1Jn 4:1; Mt 24:11; Col 2:8“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16#Mt 12:33; Jas 3:12You will know them by their fruit. Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17#Mt 12:33–35Even so, every good tree bears good fruit. But a corrupt tree bears evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a corrupt tree bear good fruit. 19#Mt 3:10; Lk 3:9Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20#Mt 7:16Therefore, by their fruit you will know them.
I Never Knew You
21#Mt 25:11–12; Lk 6:46“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. 22#Nu 24:4; Mal 3:17–18Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonderful works in Your name?’ 23#Ps 6:8; Mt 25:41But then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who practice evil.’#Ps 6:8.
The Two Housebuilders
24#Lk 6:47–49“Whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock. 25And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house. And it did not fall, for it was founded a rock. 26And every one who hears these sayings of Mine and does not do them will be likened to a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house. And it fell. And its fall was great.”
28#Mk 1:22; 6:2When Jesus finished these sayings, the people were astonished at His teaching, 29for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.