God Warns Against Epicaricacy

Do you know what "Epicaricacy" means? This 1-minute devotion will encourage you to avoid it at all costs!! #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

I learned a new word.

But I hope I won't be guilty of it.

This word means "Rejoicing at or deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others."

Our fallen human nature sometimes derives pleasure from the pain of our enemies. Even worse, some folks are jealous of non-enemies and secretly enjoy the pain of their friends and relatives. 

God promises each of us will reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7)*, but He isn't pleased when we enjoy anyone's misfortune.

"Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them." Proverbs 24:17-18 

God is interested in our hearts as well as the hearts of our enemies.

Today take a moment and ask God to reveal any envy, jealousy or epicaricacy you might be feeling toward others.
*Sometimes this isn't fully realized until heaven

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Do you know what "Epicaricacy" means? This 1-minute devotion will encourage you to avoid it at all costs!!


  1. Wow - So much to learn from Gods Word...

  2. Uh oh. Thank you. I recall being guilty of this a few times. Didn't know this.

  3. sadly I've been guilty of this, especially regarding a business competitor. Thank you for the reminder. This wont happen again.

  4. Unfortunately I am guilty of this. WOW, i never stop learning from God's Words.

  5. I really appreciate this devotional. It is a stumbling block for me at times. It's good to put a name to it and pray for forgiveness and be intentional about consulting God for the remedy of this root of bitterness in my heart.

    1. Thank you Lord for reminding me of my behavior...Help me Lord to be an excellent person.