In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord uttered His wonderful “how much more?” (Matthew 7:9-11). Here in Luke, where He repeats the question, there is a difference. Instead of speaking of giving good gifts, he says, “How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit.” He thus teaches us that the best of these gifts is the Holy Spirit, that in this gift all others are comprised. The Holy Spirit is the first of the Father’s gifts and the one he delights most to bestow. The Holy Spirit is therefore the gift we ought to seek first.
– Andrew Murray –
from Teach Me to Pray