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11 If you, imperfect as you are,[a] know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts[b] to those who ask him?”

The Golden Rule

12 “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of all the teachings of the Law and the Prophets.”

The Narrow Gate

13 “Come to God through the narrow gate, because the wide gate and broad path is the way that leads to destruction—nearly everyone chooses that crowded road!

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 7:11 Or “although you are evil.”
  2. Matthew 7:11 Hebrew Matthew is “give his good Spirit,” a reference to asking for the Holy Spirit. See also Luke 11:13.

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