The chapter deals with several themes, with verses 1-12 dealing with judging and discernment. Matthew 7:1-5 relates the guidance on The Mote and the Beam, which has a parallel in Luke 6:37-42. At Matthew 7:7 Jesus returns to the subject of prayer, promising that God will respond to prayer. Verses 7:13 and 14 contain the analogy of the broad and narrow roads, a warning of the ease of slipping into damnation. 7:15 continues the warnings about judgment and adds a caution about false prophets by repeating some of the language used by John the Baptist in chapter 3.