Love covers a multitude of sins is a statement that should encourage so many people. In 1 Peter 4:8 KJV, it states “ And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins (charity means love)”. When the average person hears the word love, they automatically think of the word sex but based on the biblical definition (1 Corinthians 13 KJV), the two words aren’t related at all. Also, the dictionary defines the word love with the following definitions:
- a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
- a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
- sexual passion or desire.
- a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
- (used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?
I agree with all of the definitions except number 3. It is a known fact that you can have a strong sexual passion or desire for someone but not love them at all.
In John 3:16 KJV, it states “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” When God sent his son Jesus, he sent the ultimate sacrifice and it covered all of our sins. So who are we to not ‘cover someone’ else in love.
Covering Someone in Love
To cover someone in love means to love them regardless if they are ‘misbehaving’ or not. Instead of judging or putting them down, love them through the situation as Jesus did for us. Instead of arguing or being upset with that individual, sincerely pray for them and things will get better. Sometimes it’s easier said than done but it’s worth a try. There’s a song by Marvin Sapp called ‘The Best in Me’ – I included it below. Please listen. Just like God loves us and continues to see the best in us, we should see the best in others as well.
In my devotions, I will always refer to the King James Version bible. If you are looking for a good, affordable copy, I recommend the one pictured below since it has large print and a reference. You can find it here.
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