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1 Corinthians 13:6 – Injustice versus truth

30-10-2019 - Posted by Andre Piet

Is not rejoicing in injustice, yet is rejoicing together with the truth.

As we have already established, love is represented here as a person who, for example, rejoices. That is more than a literary style figure, it refers to GOD who is love (1 John 4: 8,16). That GOD gives a place to everything that takes place means that He has a purpose. But it does not mean that everything that happens “is” his will. Or that He would be happy with everything.

GOD (who is love) does not rejoice injustice. In this verse, this is opposed to the truth which GOD is rejoicing in. Truth speaks of knowledge that can be put under evidence. Injustice, on the other hand, tries to stop that. In Romans 1:18, Paul writes about the people who “are retaining truth in injustice

It requires effort and energy to keep down truth. Just as it takes effort to keep a football under water. The natural tendency of a football, just like truth, is that it “emerges”. By distorting and despite knowing better (= injustice), witnesses of the truth are silenced. But still, even though the lie is so fast, the truth will finally catch up!