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The Sorrow of God Jeremiah 9:7-11. The Sorrow of God Jesus Christ, Isa. 53:3-4; Matt. 26:38 – Man of sorrows – Acquainted with grief – Carried our sorrows.

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1 The Sorrow of God Jeremiah 9:7-11

2 The Sorrow of God Jesus Christ, Isa. 53:3-4; Matt. 26:38 – Man of sorrows – Acquainted with grief – Carried our sorrows From the sorrow of God we learn: – What causes God sorrow – Intensity of God’s sorrow and His reaction – What our reaction to God’s sorrow should be 2

3 What Brings God Sorrow? The rebellion of sin, Gen. 6:5-7 – Evil thoughts and motives – Turning back from obeying Him, 1 Sam. 15:11 – Unwillingness to yield to God’s purposes, Matt. 23:37-38 – Hardened hearts, Mark 3:1-5 3

4 What Brings God Sorrow? When faithful ones are sorrowful, John 11:32-36 – Personal pain and loss – Tears of compassion for those who fear Him, Psa. 103:

5 Intensity of God’s Sorrow “Very sorrowful” when we choose other things than Him, Luke 18:24 – God disciplines us to teach us and help us correct ourselves, Heb. 12:11 God corrects us as parents correct children, Prov. 13:24; 19:18 Through trials, Heb. 12:3-4, 5-6 5

6 Intensity of God’s Sorrow God’s heart hurts when we choose to walk in sin, Gen. 6:6-7 – Grieved (6:6): To hurt, to have pain, Jer. 9:1 – Sorry (6:7): Regret, a change of mind 6

7 Goodness and Severity of God Goodness: His sorrow over our sins prompts His mercy, Mark 3:5 – Redemption in Christ God takes no pleasure in the death of sinners! Ezek. 18:32; Eph. 2:4-5 Grand expression of love, Rom. 5:8 7

8 Goodness and Severity of God Severity: God’s sorrow over our sins will not prevent His punishment of unrepented sins, Gen. 6:11-13; Jer. 9:7-16 – Justice of God Against the rebellious, 1 Sam. 15:23, 28-29, 35 Hardened against Him and His word, Prov. 29:1; Zech. 7:12 8

9 The Sorrow of God God is grieved when… – We ignore Him – We rebel against Him – We choose other things – We harden ourselves In love, He offers us mercy in His Son He disciplines us to help turn sorrow into joy 9

10 The Sorrow of God Are you bringing God sorrow or joy? Lam. 3:31-33, God shows the path of life to fullness of joy, Psa. 16:11; Rev. 21:4 – “Enter into the joy of your Lord” (Matt. 25:21) 10


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