Mat 05:21-26 v.22, 24, 25: Go, be reconciled, offer, be agreeing

Imperative: Mat 05:21-26 v.22, 24, 25: Go, be reconciled, offer, be agreeing

Mat 5:24  leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Mat 5:25  Make friends quickly with your accuser,

Context

Mat 05:21  “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’

Mat 5:22  But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire.

Advocated behaviors therefore a command

Mat 5:23  So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you,

Mat 5:24  leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Mat 5:25  Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison;

Point: easier to make friends with accuser than officials?

Mat 5:26  truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny.

GREEK VERBS:   
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
24
5217 [e]
hypage
ὕπαγε  .
go away
V-PMA-2S
4412 [e]
prōton
πρῶτον
first
Adv-S
1259 [e]
diallagēthi
διαλλάγηθι
be reconciled
V-AMP-2S
4374 [e]
prosphere
πρόσφερε
offer
V-PMA-2S
3588 [e]
to
τὸ
the
Art-ANS
1435 [e]
dōron
δῶρόν
gift
N-ANS
4771 [e]
sou
σου  .
of you
PPro-G2S
25
 1510 [e]
25   isthi
25   ἴσθι
25   Be
25   V-PMA-2S
2132 [e]
eunoōn
εὐνοῶν
agreeing
V-PPA-NMS
3588 [e]

τῷ
with
Art-DMS
476 [e]
antidikō
ἀντιδίκῳ
accuser
N-DMS
4771 [e]
sou
σου
of you
PPro-G2S
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
 
 
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Mat 5:24  leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Mat 5:25  Make friends quickly with your accuser,
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?
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?

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?

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A sermon was preached on this command:
02-25-18
First Be Reconciled to Your Brother! Matthew 5:17-25, 22:35-40.
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