Love Does Not Delight In Evil

 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (I Corinthians 13:6 NIV)

Some people think that true love is the same thing as always supporting someone in their choices. But actually, that is wrong. Sometimes the people you love make the wrong moral choices. In that case you must not support them. For example, if your friends are bullies who hurt others, you need to tell them that what they are doing is wrong. True love does not delight in the evil actions of these friends of yours. Rather, true love causes you to rejoice in your soul when you tell the the truth. There are times that if you truly love your friends you will have to face them and expose their sins. You are a horrible friend if you flatter them with false statements about how good they are when they are actually storing up judgment for themselves. Here are some other Bible verses that remind us to gentle rebuke our friends when they sin:

Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
    but an enemy multiplies kisses. (Proverbs 27:6 NIV)

 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. (James 5:19-20 NIV)

17 “‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. (Leviticus 19:17 NIV)

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