Even though you are bad, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more your heavenly Father will give good things to those who ask him!
"Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.
"Enter through the narrow gate. The gate is wide and the road is wide that leads to hell, and many people enter through that gate.
But the gate is small and the road is narrow that leads to true life. Only a few people find that road.
"Be careful of false prophets. They come to you looking gentle like sheep, but they are really dangerous like wolves.
You will know these people by what they do. Grapes don't come from thornbushes, and figs don't come from thorny weeds.
In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit.
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.
Every tree that does not produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
In the same way, you will know these false prophets by what they do.
"Not all those who say that I am their Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven. The only people who will enter the kingdom of heaven are those who do what my Father in heaven wants.