Christian's Handbook 1

Handbook 1 is a collection of Christian articles containing spiritual wisdom and knowledge derived from Christians' personal experiences in living daily for God.


Handbook 1: Article 79 - Be Creative With Your Feelings

Your feelings are irrelevant! Let me repeat that statement. Your feelings are irrelevant. Does that arouse an emotion in you? As a Christian it is no longer important how you feel. The only relevant thing is how God feels!

Did you know that God has emotions?

Delight (Deuteronomy 10: 15)
Love (John 3: 16)
Anger (Psalm 7: 11)
Jealousy (Exodus 20: 5)
Joy (Zephaniah 3: 17, 18)
Hatred (Proverbs 6: 16)
Compassion (Psalm 86: 15)

Moses got into great difficulty because he became angry with the children of Israel when God was not angry with them. He, God's ambassador, misrepresented God. As a result he was not allowed to enter the promise land. Does that seem like a very harsh sentence for just losing his temper? Consider this a very serious subject.

In Numbers 25 there is an incident of a priest expressing the emotion of God in an earthly incident. His action stayed a plague. Listen:

"Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned away My wrath from the sons of Israel, in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not destroy the sons of Israel in My jealousy."

We Christians represent Christ. We are not here on earth to express ourselves; we are to allow Jesus to express His nature -- His personality and feelings -- through us. I say again, our human emotions on all subjects and about all matters are irrelevant! What do you think about that!

"My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper."

Joseph Hunter

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  1. Fantasy
  2. Jesus Was a Man
  3. The Mind of Christ
  4. Our Emotions
  5. Expectations
  6. Self-Control
  7. Feelings
  8. Fear
  9. He That Is in Me Is Greater

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