We introduced the question: “Is Love An Emotion or Feeling?” in part 74, of this Christian teaching series “It’s Time To Believe” in the promise of God – Love Never Fails. Please review part 74, if you haven’t read it yet.
We have been teaching on “What Love Is Not” from 1 Corinthians 1:1-3:
“13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.”
These scriptures clearly reveals to us what love is not, that we have been teaching on for the last several posts. But there are some other things that love is not that we introduced in our last lesson, such as; emotions or feelings.
We said love is not an emotion or feeling, even through it will produce feelings and emotions. And there is nothing wrong with emotions and feelings, as long as we do not allow them to control us the wrong way.
Is Love An Emotion or Feeling? NO, at least not the Love of God.
Emotions are defined and determined based on what we are feeling, but love is defined or determined based on what we are doing.
We can’t love with just feelings and emotions. God’s Love, which is True Love, takes feelings and emotions to another level. The Love the World and Hollywood gives is nothing but emotions and feelings.
Love Is An Action. But how many times have we assumed love was just emotions and feelings? For example; how many times have you heard or said yourself to someone else; “I feel for you….my heart goes out to you…..” etc..
And there is nothing wrong with saying this kind things, but love is so much more.
“I feel for you” does not equal “I love for you”. “I feel for you” is emotionalism, but I love you is compassion. What people really need is compassion, not more emotionalism.
Compassion Is Love In Action – Emotions Is Feelings In Action.
Compassion is Always Followed by an Action:
Matthew 14:14 “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.”
King James Version (KJV)
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
Matthew 20:24 “So Jesus had compassion on them (the two blind men) and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.”
Mark 1:41 “And Jesus moved with compassion, put forth His hand and touched him (the Leper) and saith unto him, I will, be thou clean.”
Mark 5:9 “Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, go home to thy friends and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.”
King James Version (KJV)
11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
This is a great account of compassion by Jesus. Here we find emotions and compassion by exhibited by Jesus. Is Love An Emotion or Feeling; we said no, but love will produce emotions and we see that hear in this story in Luke the 7th chapter.
Jude 21-22 “Keep yourselves in the Love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ uno eternal life. And of some have compassion making a difference.
Compassion Makes A Difference – Not Emotionalism !!
Please remember compassion is “Love In Action” and emotions are “feelings in action”.
Join us in our next post, as I have more to share with you on the topic “Is Love An Emotion Or Feeling.”
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