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Without Natural Affection


Without Natural Affection

Without Natural Affection 2 Timothy 3:1-3: “…Perilous times shall come… Men These are perilous times. Men and women love themselves; they are caught up in their own lives. Women shall be lovers of their own selves… without natural are aborting babies at an alarming rate and many who affection...” escape that tragic end are neglected, abused, killed, and dumped into the river or garbage bins. Without natural affection – They don’t care about anyone but themselves. It’s natural to love someone who Why? Because people love themselves; they are loves you, helps you, and takes care of you. It’s natucaught up in themselves. They are only concerned ral to respond in kind, to care about that person, to reabout getting what they want for themselves. turn that love, and to respond to that expression of “Without” means: 1. with no or none of; lacking; withlove, but in these last and perilous times, men have out help; without shoes, 2. free from; excluding, 3. not become lovers of their own selves. They lack natural, accompanied by (Webster’s Dictionary). This does not normal emotions. speak of what they have, but what they lack. It speaks of what they do not have. They are without even basic Matthew 5:46: If you love them which love you, what human kindness or consideration. reward have you? Do not even the publicans the same?

1 Timothy 5:8: “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.”

Even a publican, who was considered a great sinner and hated of men, would love those who loved him. “You scratch my back. I’ll scratch yours.” “You do for me and I’ll do for you.” These are man’s laws. This is what humanity has set in place to advance themselves. “You gave a little and I’ll give a little.” A secular humanistic individual who does not regard God at all will tell you that is right, moral, and ethical.

It’s natural for a woman who has carried a baby for 9 months and went through the pain it takes to bring a child into the world to form a strong bond with that little baby. It’s natural, normal, and it just works that way, but not in these days and times.

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Then, when they hear of God’s love and kindness and of what He has done and sacrificed for them, they shrug it off. Why? They don’t have natural affection. “Natural” means: 1. existing in or formed by nature, 2. of or pertaining to nature, 3. inborn; innate, 4. free from affectation, 5. to be expected, 6. true to or closely imitating nature (Webster’s Dictionary). We’re not talking about anything out of the ordinary, but that which we could reasonably expect them to possess.

“Affection” means: fond devotion; love (Webster’s Dictionary). These people lack even natural love. They don’t have familial or parental love. They have relations without the relationship. They lack devotion, even in the natural things. The things to which we reasonably expect them to have a bond, they brush off. How much more so when it comes to God?

At one time, people would weep and cry when they heard about God’s love or considered His sacrifice for them, but now look at them. They shrug it off. They


Without Natural Affection

Without Natural Affection go on down the road unconcerned and have no feelings about it whatsoever.

covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful.”

Hebrews 3:7-8: “…To day if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts…”

This is a sad plight to be in my friend, but there is yet hope in God for one who’s love has grown cold. Perhaps they haven’t gotten to this point yet, but maybe their love is not what it used to be. Perhaps they’ve just begun to take on the mindset of this cold cruel world, perhaps they’ve found themselves more caught up with themselves lately.

Ephesians 4:19: “Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”

The love of God can warm any heart. The love of How did they get into this state? Some are just caught God can make you love even your enemies. Yet you must repent. You must turn from your wicked ways up in this age, in these times, but some are in a far and to God with all your heart and He will give you a more dangerous condition. They kept hardening and heart of love. hardening their hearts and now they can’t feel any conviction at all anymore.

Now that same hardness has crept into their lives and affected every aspect of it, they are past feeling… numb… giving themselves over to the fleshly appetites, but their hearts are as hard as an adamant stone.

You must stop chasing after the things of this world and being caught up in your own affairs and let God give you a mind to look also on the things of others (ref. Philippians 2:4).

Romans 1:28 says, “and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient…” (we do not propose that all reprobate people are homosexuals because the list exceeds that one abominable practice).

The Word of God says right after the semicolon that they are “…filled with all unrighteousness” (including, but not limited to), “fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters,… disobedient to parents, without understanding, Copyright Mission Globe 2013

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Harden not your hearts. A study on the danger of hardening your heart against God.