Have you ever had a snarky thought enter your mind when you've learned someone you didn't like has fallen from grace? You may have thought, "He got what he deserved," or "That knocked the wind out of her sails!"
Paul makes it very clear in verse 6, we are not to celebrate another's iniquity, or adikia.
This is not LOVE.
ἀδικία is the Greek word for 'unrighteousness of heart and life.' It is rooted in two words which combined mean 'one who violates justice' (adikos) and 'Christ' (Alpha).
When we delight in a person's failure, we are glorifying sin. We are revelling in the violation against Christ and rejoicing in what He died for on that cross.
Does this eye-opener step on your toes and bruise your heart as much as it does mine? I have good news. The GOOD NEWS...
TRUTH WINS OUT.
No matter how long the fall, what is true in any matter under consideration...His LOVE, will always win out. His LOVE will always cover it. His LOVE will always be waiting to catch you.
Now that, my friends, is something to rejoice. Today, let's celebrate Truth. Find someone to share the Truth. When life has beaten them down, remind them there is a fall-back plan for their life. Remember it's a new day to
LOVE the Person Before Me
How will you LOVE others today?