"(Love) does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;" (1 Cor. 13:6)
Celebrating the shortcomings or downfalls of others is not indicative of love by God's definition. Being the first to advertise wrongs or mistakes of others only exposes the deep need for God in the advertiser!
God-defined Love rejoices when a person does well and supports the Truth; God-defined Love is quick to encourage, strengthen, and pursue promotion in others to the delight of the Godhead.
Wouldn't you want others to do that for you?
God's Golden Rule is the solution to all of life's relational ailments, trials, conflicts, and afflictions! Since most of us know what it says (if you don't, just click here), let's apply its principles and directives with all our might, and rejoice in God's TRUTH shown forth in the lives of others. Make haste to turn away from every shadow of spreading gossip or otherwise evil reports about our brethren. Let righteousness, loyalty, and self-control be our banner so that God's good fruits will be reaped in our lives! Doing so will also ABUNDANTLY please the Father, which is the ultimate goal of every Christian life. He loves to see His own character shining forth in His beloved children. Be blessed, y'all!
(Originally published May 22, 2013; revised Nov. 2015)