Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. (KJV)
Hate stirs up disputes, but love covers all kinds of transgressions. (CJB)
Do you know one of the real tests of love?
A break-up of a relationship is a real test of love…especially if the break-up was dramatic, or painful. You know the truth. You kept the secrets. You held during the tough times. You stayed up late and listened. You invested money, time, prayer, and tears. You let a lot of stuff pass…because of love.
And then there is a separation…and anger (even hatred) convinces us to open up what was personal and at one time sacred, and “expose”. Proverbs 10:12 says that love covers all kinds of transgression. Love has to be bigger than the sin to cover it.
No matter how bad the loss or betrayal, you know you possess God’s love when you…
A Strong’s concordance word study of hatred (8135), stirreth (5782), strifes (4090), love (160), covereth (3680), and sins (6588) yields the following as a paraphrase —
Hating someone personally wakes up the eyes of contention; but love plumps up to conceal rebellion, trespass and offense.
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