Meditations On Love, Volume One, Part Nine

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Walk in Love… Avoid Strife. Sound simple, right? Well… it is! The scriptures tell us that love covers a multitude of sins. Where love is lacking, blame and accusation can rule.

God’s Love


Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers and overwhelms all transgressions [forgiving and overlooking another’s faults].

Proverbs 10:12 [AMP]


Hatred arouses quarrels, but love covers all transgressions.

יבשִׂנְאָה תְּעוֹרֵר מְדָנִים וְעַל כָּל פְּשָׁעִים תְּכַסֶּה אַהֲבָה:

Hatred arouses quarrels: Even a sin that was forgotten is remembered though additional iniquities. The final hatred comes and arouses them, for Ezekiel reproved Israel for the transgressions of Egypt (Ezek. 20:7), “And I said to them, ‘Every man shall cast away the abominations of his eyes, etc.’” How many (years was) this hatred hidden, that the Holy One, blessed be He, did not mention it to them until now, when they added transgressions to their sins.
but love covers all transgressions: When Israel improves their deeds, the Holy One, blessed be He, conceals their transgressions.

Proverbs 10:12 [CJB]

And, later in the Book of Proverbs, we see…


An angry man stirs up strife,
And a hot-tempered and undisciplined man commits many transgressions.

Proverbs 29:22 [AMP]

A quick-tempered man stirs up strife, and a wrathful man abounds in transgression.

כבאִישׁ אַף יְגָרֶה מָדוֹן וּבַעַל חֵמָה רַב פָּשַׁע:

stirs up strife: According to its apparent meaning, מדון is the Divine standard of justice.

Proverbs 29:22 [CJB]


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