(Proverbs 24:18 KJV) Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
There is an interesting twist here. Our rejoicing in unrighteousness can cause God to “turn away” (7725) His “anger” (639) from those He is punishing. God will spare others to trim down our pride and arrogance.
Face it. Isn’t there a little bit of satisfaction in seeing someone get what they have coming? Have you ever had that little sense of rightness in your heart when the guy who cut you off in traffic gets pulled over. He did deserve it, granted, but don’t gloat in it.
God is super concerned about our attitudes and the fact that we should love and forgive. Maybe if we were more loving, God would discipline the rebels more.
So? Yes, it is time for another attitude check. Want the best for people even if they have wronged you.