1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Peter quotes (from Proverbs 10:12) the famous saying that “love covers a multitude of sins” He doesn’t mean, and Proverbs doesn’t mean, that love is what we call a ‘cover-up’ operation, hiding things we’d rather not face. Love which we are to live in and offer to one another consistently, continually transforms situations and we ‘overlook’ sin in a person because of the love we have for them inspired and enabled by God. We can forgive people, we can be reconciled. We do not need to argue and fight. In Christ we can live and work together! Many things go wrong in normal human interaction yet we do not need to despair – Peter reminds us to practice love – powerful, practical, sin covering love!
Father, empower me with Your love afresh today!
Written by Ps. Richard Botta