Mat 22:34-40. And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God… (No imperative)

Imperative: Matthew verse imperative phrase

Context: 

Mat 22:34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together.

Mat 22:35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him.

Mat 22:36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

Mat 22:37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Mat 22:38 This is the great and first commandment.

Mat 22:39 And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Mat 22:40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.”

GREEK VERBS:   
No imperative used for either part of the Great Commandment … V-FIA-2S  =  Tense: Future; Mood: Indicative; Voice: Active; Person: 2nd Person Singular

25 [e]
Agapēseis
Ἀγαπήσεις
You will love [the]
V-FIA-2S
2962 [e]
kyrion
κύριον
Lord
N-AMS
3588 [e]
ton
τὸν
the
Art-AMS
2316 [e]
Theon
Θεόν
God
N-AMS
4771 [e]
sou
σου
of you
PPro-G2S
25 [e]
Agapēseis
Ἀγαπήσεις
You will love
V-FIA-2S
3588 [e]
ton
τὸν
the
Art-AMS
4139 [e]
plēsion
πλησίον
neighbor
Adv
Exegesis:
S.O.W. QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?
DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets your attention?
What human needs or problems relate to the text?
What is it like to have that problem?
What other resources connect to this idea?
What is the solution suggested in the text, if there is one?
What would a camera see if the solution was implemented in my life, in my family’s life, or in my church or community?
What are the steps that I would take on Monday to implement that solution?
CONTEXTUALIZING QUESTIONS 
What does this say to my context as a …
…. person?
… follower of Jesus? 
… to a church? 
… to a community – my neighbors?


RESOURCES
What are the commands of Jesus Christ which we need to obey? In disciple-making, Jesus commanded the following in Matthew 28:20: “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” What are the commands that we are to follow and teach others as identified by Jesus’ use of the imperative mood in the Greek?

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