Love Does Not Rejoice in Wrongdoing 2

images11Love does not approve and magnify sin. Paul wrote in Rom. 1:32, “who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” (NKJV). The apostle talks about people who have rejected God and His laws. They commit idolatry, exchanging the glory of God with idols (v. 23). Women commit sex with women, and men with men (vv. 26-27). The Bible says that they are “filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful” (Rom. 1:29-31, NKJV). The same people who do all these sins, not only commit it, but also approve other people who do it!

Isn’t that how this world operates? It glorifies sin than sainthood. It promotes lust than love. It approves unrighteousness rather than righteousness.

But believers who serve others with agape love, do not rejoice with wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Rather than be glad for the fall of others, they grieve it. Rather than rejoice with what is wrong, they are saddened by it. Rather than hide what is false, they promote what is true.

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