Our continuation from the previous podcast addressing 1 Corinthians 13:6 and the statement that Love does not rejoice in iniquity. So, what exactly is this supposed to mean? This is Real Israel Talk Radio on Defining Biblical Love Part 18 Episode 82.
To answer the statement, “Love does not rejoice in iniquity,” our first objective is to Hebraically define iniquity (for greater detail, listen to Defining Iniquity in the Bible from Real Israel Talk Radio on March 28, 2020, Episode 11).
YHVH (Yehovah) is NEVER happy if a living soul of iniquity (one who remains unredeemed from original Adamic sin in Genesis 3:6) chooses his/her own destruction to be cast into the fires of the Second Death based on the Hebrew of Genesis 2:17. This is a concept that Yeshua addressed in Matthew 13:30 saying, …And at the time of (the final) harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them….’
This place was always remembered for the Jewish pagan sacrifices to the god molech in the Hinnom Valley of ancient Jerusalem. Consequently, it came to be identified in the Jewish psyche as Geyhinnom – ‘Hell Valley’ (see Jeremiah 7:31). This later gave rise to our English term “Hell,” borrowed from the Greek idea of a fiery underworld referred to as Hades. Yeshua was quite clear concerning this place of burning fires that Revelation 2:11 calls the ‘second death’ as it is further written about in Matthew 10:28 –“…And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Heb: Geyhinom, see Jeremiah 7:31).
However, YHVH (Yehovah) does not take pleasure in condemning any soul to these fires as it is written in Ezekiel 18:32, “For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says Yehovah Elohim. “Therefore, turn and live!” However, because Yehovah does not, nor can he rejoice in iniquity, therefore, an unredeemed soul cannot benefit from Yeshua’s redemption if one so chooses to enter into this path of soulish destruction. It is not Yehovah’s fault if one chooses Death instead of Life as we learn from John 3:18, “He who believes in him (Yehovah) is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the Name of the unique Son of Elohim.”
On this podcast, we will look into 1 Corinthians 13:6 and Paul’s statement that “Love does not rejoice in iniquity.” This will show us a lot about how much true love cost Yehovah to satisfy the legality of his judgment and, therefore, costs us the same when we desire to walk in the Love that he gives to us, which also means that we too must not rejoice in iniquity as Yehovah himself does not rejoice in iniquity.
Join us today for our podcast Episode 82 of Real Israel Talk Radio and Part 18 of Defining Biblical Love.