Friday, February 17, 2012

God's Sorrow


For some reason we often get this idea that God is this stoic, unemotional being, or if we do concede Him some emotions, we think of Him as angry and vengeful or loving and joyful, but what about pained and sorrowful?

Perhaps the most striking example of God’s sorrow can be seen during the time of Noah:  “The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.” (Genesis 6:5-6)

“Grief” isn’t a word we use much these days, but the definition for it is “to feel intense sorrow as in when a loved one dies.”   Read the rest of the article in today's Proverbs and Wisdom.

2 comments:

A Joyful Noise said...

I too have though about the sorrow that God must feel when His beloved creation turns their back on him and goes their own way. When Adam and Eve partook of the forbidden fruit, what a gut kick God must have felt and a hollowness deep in his stomach to know that "Oh No this is it - this is the beginning of pain." He probably repented right there of creating woman, for would man have eaten of the fruit if it were not for woman? We can only guess about that. The heart of God must break every day as he views this world. How much longer can he delay to sent Jesus back and end all this goings on?

JT said...

God must have feelings of grief and of happiness. We just need to make sure that we make him happy.

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