Luke 10:25-37, Mt. 22:34-40, Rom. 13:8-10, Gal. 5:14
- Consider Ruth 2:1-7, and 2:14-16, in light of
Lev. 19:9-10. How would you characterize Boaz' observance of the law in this
- Lev. 10:12 is related to the 3rd commandment
(Ex. 20:7). See also Dt. 6:13 and Dt. 10:20. In light of these passages, what
is the meaning of the 3rd commandment? Is it about flippant uses of God's name
as an expletive (which, of course, would be irreverent), or is it about
Loving One's Neighbor
- In view of Mt. 22:34-40, Rom. 13:8-10, and Gal. 5:14, how important is the
commandment of Lev. 19:17-18?
- In Lev. 19:17-18, who qualifies as "your
- In Luke 10:25ff, Jesus was asked
by a "lawyer" about the greatest commandment. Compare Luke 11:45-46
with Mt. 23:1-4 and Mt. 22:35 with Mk. 12:28. Do you see another designation
for a lawyer? A "lawyer" was an expert in what law?
- How well did the lawyer answer Jesus' question?
- What was it in Jesus' response in Lk. 10:28 that put the lawyer
on the defensive?
- How did the lawyer attempt to justify himself?
- Is it reasonable to see Jesus as broadening the scope of the
command to love one's neighbor?
- What does Romans 13:10-12 say about loving one's neighbor, and what
bearing does this have on the question of killing in war? (You may want to see
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