God, our creator and sustainer has way more emotions than we have. What Makes God Smile? Let’s look at some of God’s feelings starting here:
18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. 20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
Jesus showed joy in this case when his disciples went out in faith and spread the good news.
How does God feel about reaching the lost?
I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Here we find more rejoicing over people turning from sin. This is clearly near God’s heart.
And when Jesus entered Jerusalem
37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Do you recall the chaos in the temple when the Ark was placed in it for first time?
3 When all the elders of Israel had arrived, the priests took up the ark, 4 and they brought up the ark of the Lord and the tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. The priests and Levites carried them up, 5 and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and cattle that they could not be recorded or counted…
10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. 11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.
Who made the chaos? Why? Can you see the heart of God enjoying this? He ruins Solomons big plans, but God’s heart moves all. The first entry of the ark into the temple after years of preparation is a big day for the people of God. God strongly welcomes their pure heart to honor him.
What Makes God Smile? Ah. Now, What Makes Him Angry, Even Furious?
Notably, have you ever called someone a child of the Devil?
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Jesus was furious at the religious leaders. His words are stronger than I have ever used. i would tend to correct someone who used such strong language, but Jesus never apologized, Surely he could not bear their hypocrisy and how even they did not cone to God and even blocked others
And when Jesus saw them cheating the worshippers?
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]”
How often have you been mad enough to overturn a table? I have not. It bears repeating that the Bible said bring a lamb without defect. The priests said they do not trust the worshipers, so people had to buy the priests ‘choice’ lambs at monopoly pricing. They refused the people’s Roman money, so forced them to buy temple coins at a bad exchange rate for the worshippers. They were double cheating those who wanted to honor God.
Jesus was furious at these religious leaders. The corrupt Jerusalem business people and religious leaders supported killing Jesus for some monetary reasons I imagine. Jesus not only called them out on this money scheme but physically forbid it, and none stopped him. He was on the mark, and the common people totally agreed with Jesus.
Jesus only shows anger to religious leaders and never to sinners. He shows joy when we get him and share the good news, and then, he rejoices when we succeed as well.
Can we see God’s heart? He shows some strong emotions here, both positive and negative, to show his attitude. May we catch the ball and live to make him smile.