Daily Devotional Bible Verse
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8 ESV)
A few years back, I had a friend that hurt me really badly. It was painful. My flesh wanted to let others know how this person hurt me and what they did, but the Spirit that dwells within me said, “Do not tell anyone what they did. I don’t want anyone to know how they hurt you. Love covers!”
I was hurt and I wanted others to know I was hurt, but love covers another’s sin. After all, it’s what Jesus did for you and me. His blood covered all our sins and cast them as far as the east is from the west.
They are forever wiped from His memory, and He never reveals to anyone what you’ve done, quite the opposite in fact, He has forgotten your sins forever covered. Can you not do that for another? You can never “over-repent” for any offense you’ve caused or “over-forgive” another’s offense against you.
You are called to a higher calling in Jesus: To whom more is given, more is expected. This, my friend, is that higher road. This road is humbling and pride swallowing. It requires looking the other way and turning the other cheek, covering another’s shame.
Father, give us the love of Jesus to cover our accuser’s offenses and to honestly forgive their wrongs against us just as You have forgiven us, in Jesus’ mighty name. CK