1 Corinthians 13:6 [Love] does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Are you like Jonah? Do you find it hard to rejoice when others find reconciliation? Is it hard to be happy for someone who’s chosen to turn from their wrongdoing and now walks in truth? Sometimes it seems that certain people never get what they deserve for the sins they’ve committed. But we should never be joyful over someone’s sin. Instead we should rejoice when they walk in God’s ways.
It should be our desire that everyone would follow after God and seek His truth in everything. Real truth can’t exist apart from God, who is truth. Truth is found in Christ, so anyone who turns to Him should be welcomed into the family, never rejected because of their past. Love desires what God desires. Love seeks what is good, right, and pure and cheers when truth wins over evil.
When a lost sheep has been found, give praise! Applaud with the angels in heaven that another soul has been restored to God’s image and truth has won out over all of this world’s evils. Be glad when love wins.