Today, a scribe encounters Jesus. No doubt poisoned by rumors circulating about Jesus, he is initially intent to undermine Jesus’ credibility. However, as Jesus answers his question, he finds himself astonished by His teaching. Following his appreciative reply to Jesus’ words, Jesus endeavors to lead this scribe from a position near the Kingdom into the Kingdom itself. Consequently, Jesus asks His own question and delivers a warning about the scribes. Behind His question and His warning seems to be the goal of pushing the scribe and others to understand the implication of the commandments in the Messianic age: what will it mean to love the Lord and to love one’s neighbor now that Messiah has come?