Under the Cover of Love

Under the Cover of Love

A well known phrase is “under the cover of darkness”.  When military or other maneuvers are done in the dark, the events are “covered” or hidden by the darkness.  The events still take place, but they can’t be seen by others, or they are ignored by others because they can’t be seen.  Let’s read Proverbs 10:8-12:

The wise in heart will receive commands,
But a prating fool will fall.  He who walks with integrity walks securely,
But he who perverts his ways will become known.  10 He who winks with the eye causes trouble,
But a prating fool will fall.  11 The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.  12 Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all sins.

One of the most often repeated biblical phrases is contained in verse 12…”Love covers all sins”.  This sentence is so very true, in many ways.  Emerson Eggerichs, in his “Love and Respect” material frequently talks about a “person of good will”.  When we know someone is a person of good will toward us, someone who loves us and wants the best for us, we should be willing to “cover” them and their sin.  We should be willing to overlook what they’ve done, not get resentful, and not think evil of them.  Hatred on the other hand stirs up strife.  When we know someone is not a person of good will toward us, we are much more likely to interpret what they do as an attack; perhaps even more than we should!

As this relates to us and God, God is a person of good will toward us.  When God does things that we perceive as evil or uncaring, He gets the benefit of the doubt because He is God, the ultimate Person of good will.  God doesn’t operate under the cover of darkness, but rather under the cover of light!

In wisdom,


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