Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 14, 2016

Gloating

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:13 am

Proverbs 24:17 17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,

Do you drive by a car that’s been pulled over for speeding and think, “Aha, he got what he deserved.”  Do you judge someone who isn’t obeying a certain scripture verse which you have no trouble obeying?

This is gloating.  We are putting ourselves in the place of the judge of others.  There is only one judge.  His name is Jesus.  We have no right to judge others when we, ourselves, are far from perfect.  We each have our own areas of temptation, failure and success.  We are each different.  Jesus said for us to love one another and encourage one another.  Let’s put our efforts into our own relationship with Jesus and through growing in Him others will see by our actions and hear by our words and be encouraged to work on their own relationship with Jesus.  Gloating is nothing more than pride and we have nothing in and by ourselves to be prideful.  Let us thank and praise God that He loves us just the way we are yet loves us so much that He desires the best for us.

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