Thursday, May 17, 2007

Love Covers a Multitude of Sins

Last night I was watching, I think it was Bones, and it told the story of a woman who killed her challenged daughter because she thought her daughter would out live her and her challenges were such that no good foster home would take her in.

Temperance's final analysis of it all was that what this woman did was wrong, but she did it out of love for her daughter.

Having that in mind, when I was reading this morning in 1 Peter 4, I found these verses

7The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies--in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Did you know this? Did you know that love covers a multitude of sins?

Consider it well.

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners.
God loved us, despite our sin, he loved us enough that he sent his son to die for us. THAT's how God showed his love for us.

Isn't it the least we can do? To show love to our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ?

We do this by arming ourselves to think like Christ.
We do this by showing hospitality towards each other WITHOUT grumbling about it.
We do this by serving each other with the gifts GOD has bestowed upon us.
We do this by glorifying God in all that we do.
We do this by living differently than the world does. By controlling our actions, by thinking soberly (using good judgment and not flying by the seat of our pants)

So the question that remains for me is a simple one: how will I show my love today?

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