Emotions – Proverbs 15:30
Brian Sullivan   -  

Sermon Text – The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones – Proverbs 15:30

Quotes & Passages Referenced:

Emotions are the language of the soul. They are the cry that gives the heart a voice. . . – Pete Scazzero 

“the cheerful of heart has a continual feast” (Proverbs 15:15) “a joyful heart is good medicine” (Proverbs 17:22) “a tranquil heart gives life to the flesh” (Proverbs 14:30)    “love covers all offenses” (Proverbs 10:12) 

Toxic –  “a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 15:15)   “envy makes the bones rot” (Proverbs 14:30) “wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming” (Proverbs 27:4)     “hatred stirs up strife” (Proverbs 10:12)

Jesus lived for us, in our place, the perfect human life, with every emotion in close alignment with the heart of God. And here in the book of Proverbs we have his wisdom for our emotions—our squally emotions, our negative emotions, our dead emotions, our distorted emotions, our upset emotions, our excessive emotions. We need the emotional life of Christ, and he wants to give it to us. – Ray Ortlund

Those who consciences are clear toward God do not have to be looking back over their shoulders. They can be bold as a lion. Why? If your sins are covered by God’s grace, then your past will not be pursuing you but only God’s goodness and mercy – Tim Keller

Courage over fearthe wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion– Pr 28:1

Self-Control over Angerthe beginning of strife is like letting our water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out – Pr 17:14

Peace over Envy – “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones” – Pr 14:30

Cheerful over doom & gloomA cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired – Pr 17:22