Monday, July 18, 2011

Love does not delight in evil

This is the 2nd time I am typing these thoughts. It is as if the evil one prevented the posting in some manner. How strange is that???

My earlier thoughts were something like this. . . Love is opposite from evil. If God is love, and we are to reflect that type of love, how can one delight in evil? Can one be a Christian and delight in evil ways? The early church had such difficultites and Peter addressed the matter in 1Peter 4:3-8

"For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do - living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you.

But they will have to give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.

The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

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