In this troubled old world, it is very difficult not to take pleasure when our enemies face difficulties. Especially around election time, our hearts and attitudes can run astray. These verses from Proverbs hit me today and I think I should try and bring my attitude in line with the words of our Lord.
17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice,
18 or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him. ~ Prov 24:17-18 (NIV)
I can’t help but wonder where the Lord’s wrath will turn. Another reason to bring my thinking in line with my Creator.