Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Doctrine of Emotion. Part 5.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

ROM 9:1 I am communicating doctrine in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,

The Emotions of the Soul.
Point 1. Definition and Description.
Point 2. The New Testament Greek words for emotion.
Point 3. Emotions are tested by God.

Point 4. Old Testament Words for Emotions.

Racham or the “bowels” are used to designate the emotions and point to having mercy,
GEN 43:30; 1KI 3:26.
Me`ah - intestines, or the abdomen, the stomach, the belly, bowels, the place of emotions.

JOB 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
SOS 5:4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

JER 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

JER 4:19 My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul,

LAM 1:20 Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me;

Beten = something that is hollow; the belly, the abdomen.

PRO 13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. - KJV

In PRO 18:8, the person who listens to gossip is emotionally stimulated by listening to all the horrible things about someone of whom they are jealous.

This emotional activity of gloating over someone you cannot stand only destroys you.

PRO 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. - KJV

Kilyah - the “reins” are used to designate the emotions.
Kilyah = the fat pads which cover the kidneys and adrenal glands.

The adrenal glands secrete the hormone epinephrine which is the fright, flight, or fight hormone.

It is used in such passages as PSA 139:13, PRO 23:16; JER 12:12; JER 20:12.

Point 5. Emotion And Spirituality Must Be Related To The Correct Dispensation.

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