The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMatthew 7:28
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings,
&c.] Delivered in this, and the two foregoing chapters, concerning
true happiness; the duty and usefulness of Gospel ministers; the
true sense and meaning of several commandments in the law;
concerning alms, prayer, and fasting; concerning the care of worldly
things, rash judging, rigid censures, and reproofs; the straitness
and narrowness of the way to eternal life, and the largeness and
breadth of the way to destruction; concerning false prophets, and
the right hearing of the word.
The people were astonished at his doctrine;
it being something new,
and unheard of, what they had not been used to; and coming in the
demonstration of the Spirit, and of power, it carried its own
evidence along with it, wrought conviction in their minds, and
obliged them to acknowledge the truth of it.