Rejoicing at the destruction of those who hate us



Wisdom says: “Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him” (Proverbs 24:17-18).

Therefore, brothers, take heed that you don’t rejoice when God punishes those who wrong us because God dislikes such a behaviour. Imitate Job, who was an upright man who feared God, who said he did not rejoice at the destruction of those who hated him nor did he lift himself up when evil found them (Job 31:29).