Covereth all

Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”

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I often wonder how much we really, truly love people.

This verse reveals what love ought to look like, but could also bring great conviction.

Finding ourselves quick to point out a fault seems to prove we don’t have the kind of love this passage describes.

Do we categorize a person based upon sins with which they struggle?

Perhaps we mention how they need to grow, need to overcome some significant flaws, or could use some extra wisdom.

These are the kind of sins that love should cover.

This does not mean that we fail to assist our fellow believers with confronting and eliminating sinful behaviors.

The act of revealing sin can also be one of love.

This is only the case if the aim is imparting truth for the purpose of directing to reconciliation with God.

Simple stirring of strife reveals hatred. It is the opposite action and has the opposite outcome.

We are either to overlook or challenge, both with the best in mind for the other person.

When our first concern is for ourselves we will always fail in this.

Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.”

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