Divine Emotions


Introduction.  God is a person, endowed with emotions not unlike those which we, as human beings possess.  There are these differences however:  He possesses no unholy emotions; His emotions are more intense.  This morning let’s consider a few of the Divine Emotions which Scriptures reveals to us.


I. Pity.  

•  For them that fear him (Psalm 103:13-14).

•  For him who cries for mercy (Matthew 18:23-27).


II. Hatred.

•  For seven abominable things (Proverbs 6:16-19).

•  For “every false way” (Psalm 119 :104).


III. Joy.

•  When His work prospers (Luke 10:17-21).

•  When a sinner repents (Luke 15:3-10).


IV. Grief.

•  At all forms of evil (Genesis 6:5,6).

•  At rebellion and hardness of heart (Mark 3:1-5; Luke 13:34).


V. Anger.

•  At all insincerity (Matthew 23:13).

•  At impenitence (Romans 2:5-9; Colossians 3:5,6).


VI.  Jealousy

•  At the enthronement of another god in our affections (Exodus 20:3-5; I Kings 14:22,23).

•  If we do not give him first place in our hearts, He will have no place.


VII. Disgust.

•  At the lukewarmness of his people (Revelation 3:15,16).

•  It is not the cold sinner that creates disgust in the Divine Heart, but the indifferent Christian. Such a person stands in the same danger as the alien.


Conclusion.  By understanding some of the emotions which the Lord does possess, let us strive to do what we can arouse in Him  positive rather than negative emotions.