(Read Matthew 22:34-40) An interpreter of the law asked our Lord a question, to try, not so much his knowledge, as his judgment. 35Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 1. 38 This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:34-40. It is an easy answer to say that the greatest commandment is to love God. The love of God is the first and great commandment, and the sum of all the commands of the first table. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all … Matthew 22:40, ESV: "On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”" Matthew 22:40, KJV: "On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Matthew 22:1-14.PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE OF THE KING'S SON. This is a different parable from that of the Great Supper, in Luke 14:15, &c., and is recorded by Matthew alone.. 2. Matthew 22:34-40 The Word of God . Matthew 22:22 "When they had heard [these words], they marvelled, and left him, and went their way." When Jesus had them show a coin, and the coin had Caesar's picture on it, it just meant the … 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?” 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. He had confounded all their sects - the Herodians Matthew 22:15-22; the Sadducees Matthew 22:23-33; and, last, the Pharisees Matthew 22:34-40. Yet our text this morning centers precisely on Jesus birth and becomes the dividing point between those who will be saved and go to heaven and those who will be condemned to hell. Through this interaction between Jesus and the Pharisees there are a few interesting points that I would like to bring out but I also want to keep the main point the main point. Matthew 22:41-46 This morning’s text is not one of the usual passages of Scripture used for a Christmas message as are the first two chapters of either Matthew or Luke. Mat 22:40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Is the God of the old testament a loving God? Matthew 22:40 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 22:40, NIV: "All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.'" Matthew 22:40, NASB: "'On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the … Matthew 22:26-40 New International Version (NIV) 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. Matthew 22:36-40 -- On Love First "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Finding themselves unable to … ... Jesus expands the meaning of neighbour to include everyone in need. His understanding of 'neighbour' is as broad as God - thus he unites the two commandments. This is not telling you to pay taxes to Caesar, or to abstain from paying taxes. This does not mean that none of his disciples durst ask him any question, but none of the Jews. 34But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. So when a lawyer asks Jesus to weigh in on the question, “Which commandment in the law is the greatest” (Matthew 22:36), he might be asking Jesus to pick sides in an already contentious debate. Matthew 22:40 Context. Yet Jesus plunges into a new area of insight by answering not only which commandment is the greatest, but how people might go about fulfilling it. In Matthew 22:40 Jesus is using a very familiar scene in every home, and even in tents, of a peg or nail from which were hung wineskins and many other valuable things. CHAPTER 22.