Proverbs 24:17–Do not gloat when your enemy falls, when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice.
How do we respond when we hear that something bad has happened to a person we don’t like? Do we get excited or happy about it This verse indicates that it is wrong to be happy when we see others fall. We are to desire that everyone turn from their wrong ways. That can be a difficult attitude to have sometimes with some people. Do we see others through our own eyes or through God’s eyes? God desires that all come to repentance.
Father, You are the only one who can judge. You desire that I be humble in every situation, even when people who have been mean to me are going through rough times. Keep my attitude right and help me to reflect You.