Affections, The

Dictionary: plural noun; 1. fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affections of a parent for an only child. 2. Often affections. a) emotion; feeling; sentiment: over and above our reason and affections. b) the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections.

Synonyms: strong fondness, care, closeness, desire, devotion, emotion, feeling, friendship, love, passion

Antonyms: carelessness, dislike, hate, indifference, animosity


  1. Should be supremely set upon God -- Dt 6:3; Mk 12:30
  2. SHOULD BE SET
    1. Upon the commandments of God -- Ps 19:8-10; 119:20,97,103,167
    2. Upon the house and worship of God -- 1Ch 29:3; Ps 26:8; 27:4; 84:1,2
    3. Upon the people of God -- Ps 16:3; Ro 12:10; 2Co 7:13-15; 1Th 2:8
    4. 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; Lk 14:26
  5. Kindled by communion with Christ -- Lk 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; Rev 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; Lk 8:13
  10. Carnal affections should be mortified -- Ro 8:13; 13:14; 1Co 9:27; Col 3:5; 1Th 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; 2Ti 3:6; 2Pe 2:3,18; Rev 2:14,20
  13. Of the wicked, are unnatural and perverted -- Ro 1:31; 2Ti 3:3; 2Pe 2:10


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