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The Wicked Rejoice In Wrongdoing
Proverbs 2:14 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
14 who rejoice in doing evil
and delight in the perverseness of evil,
The wicked ones love most what brings their flesh pleasure but is damaging to them, eventually resulting in their greatest pain. Nevertheless, they delight in their wrongdoing, especially enjoying the twisted lifestyle they have chosen. Paul describes similar ones, saying, “God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness. (Rom. 1:28-32) The thoughts of God that you have within his Word are the best counsel that you could ever desire in this fallen condition, which will help you to keep your joy under various difficult circumstances. For example, if you use godly wisdom, you can find protection from the wicked wrongdoers.
The wicked take much pleasure in sinning and in getting others to join them. They brag about their so-called achievements and success that came about through their wicked deeds. The foolish treat the evil world of Satan as some gladiatorial sport. They love the wickedness of man, the fall of humanity, the chaos in which they thrive. They especially get excited over drawing in those trying to do good, those trying to live a righteous life, into their Satanic world. Once they have sucked the weak into their ways, they work vigorously to harden their hearts from knowing what is good and what is bad. They create in their followers a callused, unfeeling heart. – See Romans 1:32.
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