How many different emotions can one handle at a time? The storms have destroyed peoples lives, yet the way people are loving and caring for one another is amazing. Osama bin Laden has been disposed of, yet should we rejoice when someone is assumed to be eternally separated from Abba?
How should we respond to all of these events?
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
(Mat 22:36-40 ESV)
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
(Mat 5:14-16 ESV)
“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
(2Co 4:17-18 ESV)
“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the LORD see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him.”
(Pro 24:17-18 ESV)
“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?”
(Eze 18:23 ESV)