Mat 06:19-20 “Do not lay up … on earth, lay up … in heaven

Imperative: Mat 06:19-20 “Do not lay up … on earth, lay up … in heaven

Context

Mat 6:19  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal,

Mat 6:20  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Mat 6:21  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 
GREEK VERBS:   
19   3361 [e]
19   
19   Μὴ
19   not
19   Adv
2343 [e]
thēsaurizete
θησαυρίζετε
store up
V-PMA-2P
4771 [e]
hymin
ὑμῖν
for yourselves
PPro-D2P
2344 [e]
thēsaurous
θησαυροὺς
treasures
N-AMP
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
20
 2343 [e]
20   thēsaurizete
20   θησαυρίζετε
20   store up
20   V-PMA-2P
1161 [e]
de
δὲ
however
Conj
4771 [e]
hymin
ὑμῖν
for youselves
PPro-D2P
2344 [e]
thēsaurous
θησαυροὺς
treasures
N-AMP
1722 [e]
en
ἐν
in
Prep
3772 [e]
ouranō
οὐρανῷ  ,
heaven
N-DMS
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
 
Exegesis:
“for yourselves” – singular possessive pronoun = mine, for me, under my control, MY treasure.

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?
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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?

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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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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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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
A sermon was preached on this command:
07-15-18
“For where your treasure is…” Mat 6:19-24
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