I have been teaching my girls 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. It is an important passage of scripture. Many of us have read this passage over and over, but I wonder if we have ever grasped the full meaning of it?
I pose a question to you this week and invite you to this blog site to give your answer n the comments:
Love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
This part has me thinking. Sure, we use it on our kids when we teach them not to tattle, but how far do the implications reach for us? If I am out to "persuade" someone on my side of the argument, I am likely to point out the negatives on their side of the argument. When does it go too far?
If I spend all of my time criticizing something to convince the world that it is wrong, is that rejoicing in wrongdoing?
Let's use the obvious as an example. If I am pulling for a certain candidate in an election, would it be right for me to persuade others by using the negative things the opponents have done? Or is that rejoicing in their wrongdoing?
I am looking forward to hearing your perspective on this.