Psalm 38:16 KJV
For I said, Hear me , lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
Isn’t it interesting that way back in the days of David things like these were happening; that people would be happy rather when another person fell or encountered a problem?
I was born in such a community so have seen various degrees of this.
Police swarmed the residence of a rich man in the neighbourhood one morning when we all woke up and word took the winds, that he was being rested. A number of people seemed happy!
We later found that he they were his former colleagues who had brought good tidings on the occasion of his birthday, how about that?!!!
A lady in the compound burnt her stew once and a number of the women felt good about it. Apparently, among the lot in the house, she was the only one whose marriage was working properly. Guess what, her husband came home with Payé (fried rice from a popular local restaurant) that day.
There is an intrinsic device in each of us that may just turn-on and make us jubilant when our neighbour is down, especially when we see them as life competitors. We need to kill these innate desires as believers and desire to be like the master.
Have a blessed Fridayyyyy!!