1) Jesus had been preaching, "Love your neighbor," which was a part of the Old Testament Law (Leviticus 19:18). One day a lawyer stood up and asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" What was the lawyer thinking when he asked the question?
He would find out how to gain eternal life.
He would test Jesus' understanding and interpretation of the Law.
He would find out the right way to interpret the Law.
He would show off what he knew about the Law.