“Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth, QUIETLY COVERS ALL THINGS, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” ~ I Corinthians 13:6-7
It should become obvious by now that Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church – specifically the “love chapter” of chapter 13 – is a study in contrast! The Apostle Paul goes to great lengths presenting an argument for a LOVE that characterizes the spirit of a God fearing maturing Christian from one who is not. Today, I want to focus on the phrase, “QUIETLY COVERS ALL THINGS.”
When Godly love is the motivation – a Christian will do all they can to see a fellow believer whom has stumbled, repent and recover from their error(s)! This is in direct contrast to those “Christians” who embarrass, expose and even purposely bury another publicly!
Often times, a person who does these things does so in order to “vindicate their hurt” or to “promote” their own “righteousness before others.”
God reminds us that “none are righteous in His eyes” and “…if it were not for the grace of God, so go every one of us.” Perhaps we need to remember what God has already declared:
“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return. And your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest. For He is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. Therefore be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.” Luke 6:35-37
Our Father God and Lord Jesus Christ is into “Life and Healing” not “Death and Burial”. Perhaps today should be the day we begin helping our wounded brothers off the battlefield in contrast to “shooting our wounded where they lay!”
William Bateman is a Christian men's conference speaker and founder of Reagan Communications of America, LLC,, an organization who's mission statement is to: "Encourage Christian men of all ages to renew their commitment to serve Jesus Christ with boldness and courage as light bearers in the midst of great national darkness."