Lately I’ve seen so many people, especially in the body of Christ, feel it’s their duty to expose sin or wrongs that someone has done. It really grieves my heart, as I’m sure it does Gods heart as well.
He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends. Proverbs 17: 9
It’s so easy to see wrongs in others and ignore the wrong in us. Jesus talked about this when he said, “And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?” Really? Is it that obvious? Why didn’t I see that? Because I’m intent on magnifying the tiny speck in their eye to even notice my own.
I’ve seen the kindest people be put under a microscope of sorts in an attempt to find some flaw that makes them feel better about themselves. They just can’t be THAT good, there must be something they’ve done wrong! I’ve watched people literally destroyed by ‘Christians’ who seem to only want to justify their own good.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins. Proverbs 10:12
Where did love go? Like a big fluffy blanket, we should be covering the sin, not exposing it! Jesus could have told the Father, “These people don’t deserve to know Your love. They aren’t worthy of it!” But he went to the cross and covered it all so that we could once again walk in fellowship with Father and know His love so that we too could be love to the world.
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. I John 4:8
Do you know Love? Have you experienced the kind of Love that blows you away? You’ll never experience it until you know the Love that’s God. The more you know God, the more you know Love. The more you know Love, the more you want to extend it to others, even when they don’t agree with you or believe like you do.
Instead of trying to focus on their wrongs, try focusing on their rights. Let’s turn the world upside down with the Love that extends to EVERYONE, not just those who love us back. Let’s do what our Father is, LOVE.
Father, I thank You for loving me even when I was hard to love. Thanks for blanketing me in the warmth of it. You’ve kindled a fire inside me that allows me to burn for you and set ablaze those whose fire has dwindled along the way. Forgive me for the hurt I’ve caused along the way. Wash my eyes with tears so that I can see others the way You do. I lift up those who’ve been viciously attacked for the wrongs they’ve done or not done. I ask that they would experience Your deep and abiding love. Cause them to love those who’ve harmed them so that it blesses others. It’s in Jesus’ name, the one who loved us enough to die for us, Amen.