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I have thought about the emotions and 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, sorrow and suffering."
God probably repented right then and 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 send Jesus back, and end all of these goings on we see around us?
Jesus sorrowed and during His earthly ministry His emotions ran high at times. On one occasion He turned over the money tables right there in the Temple. He was angry because the people were not showing respect for God’s house. He roared, “My house is a house of prayer and you have made it a den of thieves!”
Now it is an amazing thought that if Jesus would have followed his emotions while on the cross, he could have called fire down, or a host of angels, or broke his bonds at any time.
He did speak, but it was in caring for his mother giving John instructions to provide for her.
He spoke again, “I thirst,” and they offered him vinegar, but it would not quinch His thirst !!
Then again He spoke to the thief by his side, “This day you shall be with me in Paradise.” He spoke more words, "It is Finished!" meaning he had completed all He had been sent to do. “Father into your hands I commend my Spirit.” (Notice Jesus knew where His spirit was going.)
His only other requirement was to go and preach to the Old Testament saints, grab the keys to hell, and in three days to rise from the dead.
God honored the finished work of Jesus and to display his acceptance; God split the curtain in the Holy of Holies from top to bottom that had separated man from God.
We are now urged to come boldly into the Holy Place and speak directly to our Father, God.
If Jesus had let his emotions get away from Him while on the cross - He would have ruined the Father’s whole plan of Salvation.
Aren’t you glad Jesus followed through when He prayed, “Not my will but thine be done?”
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