Keeping the Commandments
Matthew 5:17-20
The first thing that I want to draw attention to is how I rearranged verse 18.
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2010-07-31 12:34:40
2010-08-09 16:32:21
The first thing that I want to draw attention to is how I rearranged verse 18. I kept the same idea but reordered the flow. I did this to keep the temporal aspect in tact. This also helped to convey an idea/explanation proposition. I also saw the proposition of not an iota or a dot passing from the Law as central to this passage. By identifying it as a bilateral proposition I could see Jesus pivoting off of this main thought. i.e. “not an iota or a dot will pass from the Law” so “don’t think I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets…” and i.e. “not an iota or a dot will pass from the Law” so “whoever relaxes one of the least of the commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven…” This text is also peppered with “if/then” propositions, two of which convey a “+/-” aspect. Being called least in the kingdom of heaven is certainly a negative while being called great in the kingdom of heaven is certainly a positive. Whatever commandments Jesus is speaking of (a lengthy debate in and of itself) ought to be kept/done and taught to others.
10000000045658 45658 Notes 2010-07-31 12:34:40 2010-08-09 16:32:21 The first thing that I want to draw attention to is how I rearranged verse 18. I kept the same idea but reordered the flow. I did this to keep the temporal aspect in tact. This also helped to convey an idea/explanation proposition. I also saw the proposition of not an iota or a dot passing from the Law as central to this passage. By identifying it as a bilateral proposition I could see Jesus pivoting off of this main thought. i.e. “not an iota or a dot will pass from the Law” so “don’t think I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets…” and i.e. “not an iota or a dot will pass from the Law” so “whoever relaxes one of the least of the commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven…” This text is also peppered with “if/then” propositions, two of which convey a “+/-” aspect. Being called least in the kingdom of heaven is certainly a negative while being called great in the kingdom of heaven is certainly a positive. Whatever commandments Jesus is speaking of (a lengthy debate in and of itself) ought to be kept/done and taught to others. notes
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2010-07-31 12:34:40
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Matthew 5:17-20
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"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets;
I have not come to abolish them
but to fulfill them.
negativepositive
ideaexplanation
For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,
[that is] until all is accomplished,
temporal
not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law.
Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments
and teaches others to do the same
progression
will be called least in the kingdom of heaven,
conditional
but whoever does them
and teaches them
will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
bilateral
For I tell you, [if] your righteousness [does not] exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees,
[then] you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
locative
discourse
10000000045658 45658 Arc 2010-07-31 12:34:40 2010-08-09 16:32:21 editing Matthew 5 17 5 20 Matthew 5:17-20 40 NT esv i539473 i539474 i539475 i539476 i539459 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; i539477 i539460 I have not come to abolish them i539461 but to fulfill them. negativepositive 2 ideaexplanation 1 i539478 i539462 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, i539463 [that is] until all is accomplished, ideaexplanation 1 temporal 1 i539464 not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law. i539479 i539480 i539481 i539465 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments i539466 and teaches others to do the same progression i539467 will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, conditional 2 i539482 i539483 i539468 but whoever does them i539469 and teaches them progression i539470 will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. conditional 2 negativepositive 2 bilateral 1 i539484 i539471 For I tell you, [if] your righteousness [does not] exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, i539472 [then] you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. conditional 2 locative 1 1 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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