There are many places in the Bible in which we see the expression of emotion, we even see the Angels shouting for joy.
Job38.7when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
There is even times when Jesus is said to have pity for someone:
Mark1.41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”
We are to have mercy on our fellowman and we are to show compassion as did the Samaritan in the parable that Jesus used to demonstrate how we are to love our neighbor:
Luke10.33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.
We teach these requirements to our children and we practice them in some form every day. It makes us feel good to help out and in good conscious feel for others needs. We even expend our time and our resources in helping and this is a demonstration of love, and in our giving it is an act of worship in the form of an offering.
Yet in Hebrews we read:
Hebrews10.5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, “Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; 6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’ ”
Jesus came to fulfill what was written in the Bible. It was from the Bible that Jesus gained the knowledge to know what was required of Him.
It is the same for us, for we have no salvation and no power without God’s word. It is from Bible study that we keep our hope and it is from teaching the Bible to our children that they keep their faith. Do good, but first do Bible study.
Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 @ 5:52 AM CDT