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Rejoice in Truth


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I’m on week 3 unpacking L O V E through 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Week 1: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

Week 2: “It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

{IF you missed my video/reflection on either of those, you can find them here –> Week 1 and Week 2}

This week, verse 6, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Delight means to find pleasure, enjoyment or happiness in.  It means satisfaction or contentment.

Evil is sinful or immoral things.  It can be crazy anger, corrupt, harmful, bad, spiteful, wrong, hateful, wicked.

Love does not delight in evil, BUT rejoices…is very happy about, celebrates and finds joy in things that are valid, authentic, accurate, reality.

What does this passage mean to you?  Are you “delighting” in evil?  Think about this…what thoughts run through your mind when something goes wrong in the lives of those who have harmed you?  Do you ever secretly or openly say things like, “I hope they get what they deserve” — we are called to love our enemies, how are you doing in that area?

Loving like 1 Corinthians 13:6 is to genuinely rejoice and celebrate with others in their victories and genuinely grieve and mourn with others in their struggles.  Are you loving like that?

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Teri is a writer, speaker, and sought-after personal growth expert. She enjoys running and taking pictures. Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick. She's passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many. Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God.
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  1. Rebekah says:

    AWESOME video! At first I’m with you, I don’t really think of myself as someone who delights in evil. However, then this thought struck me:

    I’m thinking about worry, fear, and TRUTH this morning in relation to this verse….by worrying and and giving into fear and allowing it to control me, I am, in essence, delighting in evil instead of rejoicing in TRUTH. By giving into to fearful thoughts, I’m delighting in them…refusing to claim truth.

    Encouraged this morning, thank you = )

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