The Affections

1. Should be supremely set upon God. De 6:3; Mr 12:30.

2. Should be SET

a. Upon the commandments of God. Ps 19:8–10; 119:20, 97, 103, 167.

b. Upon the house and worship of God. 1 Ch 29:3; Ps 26:8; 27:4; 84:1, 2.

c. Upon the people of God. Ps 16:3; Ro 12:10; 2 Co 7:13–15; 1 Th 2:8.

d. Upon heavenly things. Col 3:1, 2.

3. Should be zealously engaged for God. Ps 69:9; 119:139; Ga 4:18.

4. Christ claims the first place in. Mt 10:37; Lu 14:26.

5. Enkindled by communion with Christ. Lu 24:32.

6. Blessedness of making God the object of. Ps 91:14.

7. Should not grow cold. Ps 106:12, 13; Mt 24:12; Ga 4:15; Re 2:4.

8. Of saints, supremely set on God. Ps 42:1; 73:25; 119:10.

9. Of the wicked, not sincerely set on God. Isa 58:1, 2; Eze 33:31, 32; Lu 8:13.

10. Carnal affections should be mortified. Ro 8:13; 13:14; 1 Co 9:27; Col 3:5; 1 Th 4:5.

11. Carnal affections crucified in saints. Ro 6:6; Ga 5:24.

12. False teachers seek to captivate. Ga 1:10; 4:17; 2 Ti 3:6; 2 Pe 2:3, 18; Re 2:14, 20.

13. Of the wicked, are unnatural and perverted. Ro 1:31; 2 Ti 3:3; 2 Pe 2:10.

 Torrey, R. A. (2001). The new topical text book: A scriptural text book for the use of ministers, teachers, and all Christian workers. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Bible Software.

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