A Daily Devotion for Friday, March 24
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
This verse has been taken up into our daily language, with the word "love" being replaced with many other nouns. "A coat of new paint", "a good meal", "an excellent report card," can cover a multitude of sins. I suppose the true essence of the phrase is still there. What will induce us to get beyond or forget or forgive a problem? In this verse from 1Timothy, we are reminded it is love which allows us to completely cover up and forget the sins of others. This is how God forgives us. Does our love cover a multitude of sins?
Holy Lord, I know that you forgive me. You have told me and shown me in so many different ways.
I need to be able to do the same. I believe now that includes "covering" the sins of others in love.
It must mean treating them as if they had not sinned at all, just as you do for me. This is true reconciliation. Amen