Emotions and God's Law

To say that God is without passions or that He is "volitional" rather than "emotional" runs counter to today's thinking. "Feelings" are almost worshipped in our day. People are told they can't deny or go against their feelings. Even men who call themselves Christian will deny responsibility for sexual sins by pointing to the provocative dress of the woman, which caused the man's feelings to overpower his normally chaste behavior.

Those who are of faith are sons of Abraham (Galatians 3:7). "Abraham obeyed My Voice, and kept My Charge, My Commandments, My Statutes, and My Laws" (Genesis 26:5). "Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him. For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him" (Genesis 18:18-19). Abraham is a Model of Virtue.

For a son of Abraham, emotions are a response to God's Law. They are an act of covenantal obedience. For God, emotions are a part of God's Nature. They are an act of covenantal faithfulness.

Here are some relevant Bible verses which may need to be dusted off: Emotions and God's Law.

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