Road to Joy Tip 17: Rejoice in Truth and Love

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
I Corinthians 13:6

Are you ever afraid to share truth with someone you love? Maybe they are going down a dangerous path and you want so badly to warn them about it but you are too afraid so you just show love to them instead. Or the opposite, you come at them with truth but no loving humility or grace. Either approach will always fail because love without truth is not love at all. And truth without love is simply noise. The Bible tells us, however, that when both are expressed together it is something to rejoice in. Jesus demonstrated the perfect combination of love and truth for us when He went to the cross. The joy we have because of this is ours for eternity and for the here and now. Go forth and rejoice in truth and love.