David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals August 6 2022 :
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8
Recommended Reading: Proverbs 10:12
When it comes to relationships, consider sins and offenses like the multitude of marks on the walls. They remain permanent and visible until something erases them. And that “something” is love: “Love will cover a multitude of sins.” That’s why Peter wrote that we should have “fervent love for one another.” That doesn’t mean sins aren’t discussed, confessed, and forgiven. Painting over sins with love isn’t a way to ignore or hide them. Rather, love is the unconditional response to sin: “I love you in spite of anything and everything.” Of all the responses one might have to a personal offense, above all let love be the main response.
If you are offended, slighted, or hurt by another today, try this: Love them unconditionally. Cover that offense with a fresh coat of love.
Love is rightly called “the Queen of Christian graces.”
A. W. Pink.