What does “rejoiceth not in iniquity” mean?

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What does “rejoiceth not in iniquity” mean?

1 Cor. 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Below is an excerpt from our verse by verse study in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13

“Love is sincere. It does not rejoice in the disclosure of a fault in another person, nor is it disposed to find fault. To the contrary, love is glad when something good about a person is made manifest. It sincerely loves another person and is not fickle.

“When circumstances force us to see that a brother or sister in Christ is adhering to gross sin, we must take action, for tolerating the misdeed does not help the sinner. The principle is shown with Jesus. Because he loved righteousness and hated iniquity, God anointed him with the oil of gladness above his fellows (Psa. 45:7; Heb. 1:9). Unfortunately, many do not see that they should hate iniquity because they are fearful of misjudging or imputing evil to someone. As a result, the eye is winked at unrighteousness. However, love rejoices in righteousness and hates iniquity (unrighteousness).”

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