1 Corinthians 13:6
"(Love) it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth." ESV
Are we finding ourselves with a little feeling of delight and satisfaction when someone gets caught doing something wrong? If so, we are actually rejoicing in evil--happy at someone's failing, enjoying the details of the acts they have committed. This is not love. Shouldn't we be grieving that someone was caught in the devil's snare, even if it was someone who hurt us? Likewise, love will fill us with happiness when truth and goodness is manifested, even if it is happening to someone with whom we are having conflict.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for being happy when others fall into Satan's traps. Fill us afresh with Your love so that we will weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice, no matter who they are. We pray in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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