1 Peter 4:8 Above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves, for love covereth a multitude of sins.
When we write a check, we hope that we have enough money in the bank to cover the amount of the check, if not then the bank will charge you a fee.
In order not to get a NSF charge we must make a deposits in the account. There is something more precious than money, as a matter of fact money can not buy it, you can not work for it, you can not steal it, you can not borrow and yet we can not live without it. We are talking about love. Tina Turner ask the question , what loves has to do with it? I would tell Tina love has everything to do with it, because I can not live without it and can not die without and go to Heaven. Because God is Love and I can not live without God, for God and love is the same word. When you read that love covers a multitude, just replace love with God, because only God can cover sin, what can wash away my sin, nothing but the blood of Jesus, just like money in the bank can cover my check, Love in the bank can cover my sins, put some love in your bank account because daily I need to make a withdraw from the account to cover my thoughts, to cover my wrong doing, to cover not listening to God , to cover not helping my neighbor. The existence of Love is taken for granted. Christians must love one another, love is the very badge of our profession. The apostle urges us to keep that love intense, and before all things, for charity( love) is the first of Christian graces. Love shown in forgiving others will win forgiveness for yourselves. Forgive ,and ye shall be forgiven. Love manifested in converting others will cover their sins and obtain God’s forgiveness for them. Love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. When we love someone despite of there faults, that love will draw them to God, now that’s putting love in your account. Jesus tells us how to make a love deposit into your account, if you love someone just because they love, the deposit is 0 in your account. Matthew 5:43 ‘ You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy, But I say (Jesus), love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven, for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you. Jesus said if you want credit, if you want your sins covered and the one that does not like you, we must show them love, we must show them Christ. We must love the unlovable, this is the only way people know that we belong to God. Jesus indicated that those who follow Him will become like Him.
The Prayer of St.Francis
Make me an instrument of Thy peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light, and Where there is sadness, joy.