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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.”
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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