Affections


Affections

Dictionary: plural noun; 1. fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affections of a parent for an only child. 2. Often affections. a) emotion; feeling; sentiment: over and above our reason and affections. b) the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections.

Synonyms: strong fondness, care, closeness, desire, devotion, emotion, feeling, friendship, love, passion

Antonyms: carelessness, dislike, hate, indifference, animosity

  1. Should be supremely set upon God — Dt 6:3; Mk 12:30
  2. SHOULD BE SET
    1. Upon the commandments of God — Ps 19:8-10; 119:20,97,103,167
    2. Upon the house and worship of God — 1Ch 29:3; Ps 26:8; 27:4; 84:1,2
    3. Upon the people of God — Ps 16:3; Ro 12:10; 2Co 7:13-15; 1Th 2:8
    4. Upon heavenly things — Col 3:1,2
  3. Should be zealously engaged for God — Ps 69:9; 119:139; Ga 4:18
  4. Christ claims the first place in — Mt 10:37; Lk 14:26
  5. Kindled by communion with Christ — Lk 24:32
  6. Blessedness of making God the object of — Ps 91:14
  7. Should not grow cold — Ps 106:12,13; Mt 24:12; Ga 4:15; Rev 2:4
  8. Of saints, supremely set on God — Ps 42:1; 73:25; 119:10
  9. Of the wicked, not sincerely set on God — Isa 58:1,2; Eze 33:31,32; Lk 8:13
  10. Carnal affections should be mortified — Ro 8:13; 13:14; 1Co 9:27; Col 3:5; 1Th 4:5
  11. Carnal affections crucified in saints — Ro 6:6; Ga 5:24
  12. False teachers seek to captivate — Ga 1:10; 4:17; 2Ti 3:6; 2Pe 2:3,18; Rev 2:14,20
  13. Of the wicked, are unnatural and perverted — Ro 1:31; 2Ti 3:3; 2Pe 2:10

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Love for God and his Son


Deut. 6:5; 10:12; 30:16; Josh. 22:5; Ps. 97:10; Mt. 22:37; Jn. 14:21-24; 21:15-17; Rom. 8:28; 1 Cor. 8:3; 1 Pet. 1:8; 1 Jn. 4:8, 20-21.

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Friendship with God


Ex. 33:11; 2 Chr. 20:7; Job 16:20-21; 29:4; Prov. 27:6; Isa. 41:8; Jn. 11:11; 15:14-15; James 2:23.

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