M A T T H E W.
This chapter continues and concludes Christ's
sermon on the mount, which is purely practical, directing us to
order our conversation aright, both toward God and man; for the
design of the Christian religion is to make men good, every way
good. We have, I. Some rules concerning censure and reproof,
ver. 1-6. II.
Encouragements given us to pray to God for what we need, ver. 7-11. III. The necessity of
strictness in conversation urged upon us, ver. 12-14. IV. A caution given us to take
heed of false prophets, ver.
15-20. V. The conclusion of the whole sermon, showing
the necessity of universal obedience to Christ's commands, without
which we cannot expect to be happy, ver. 21-27. VI. The impression which
Christ's doctrine made upon his hearers, ver. 28, 29.