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Love covers the sin (error) in us; it is the shed blood of Jesus Christ. When God looks on us/in us, all God sees is the blood. When we look on our brothers and sisters, should we see less?

(Mat 22:35-40)  Then one of them, which was a lawyer [an expert in the (Mosaic) law], asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master [an instructor: doctor, master, teacher], which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang [as on a tree (cross)] all the law and the prophets.


(Prov 10:12)  Hatred stirreth up strifes [discord (the Midianites: Judg 6:1-3)]: but love covereth all sins.

1.       Midian = Heb: a contest or quarrel: brawling, contentious, discord, strife. [i.e. unsavedness (sin)]

2.       covereth = Heb: to plump, i.e. fill up hollows; by impl. to cover (for clothing or secrecy):--clad self, close, clothe, conceal, cover (self), (flee to) hide, overwhelm.

3.       (Prov 28:13)  He that covereth his [own] sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy [love, compassion].

4.       (Gen 3:7)  And the [natural] eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked [i.e. their disobedience (sin) was exposed to God]; and they sewed [works] fig leaves together, and made themselves  [works] aprons [apron, armor /// to gird on (as a belt, armor, etc.): be afraid, X on every side].

5.       (Gen 3:21)  Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats [to cover: garments, robes] of skins [hide, leather – (the first sacrifice of an innocent for the guilty)], and clothed them.

6.       (John 3:16)  For God so loved the world [kosmos], that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish [be destroyed: die], but have everlasting life.


(1 Pet 4:8)  And above all things have fervent [intensive: without ceasing] charity [love] among yourselves: for charity [love] shall cover the multitude of sins.

1.       charity = Gk: agape; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; spec. (plur.) a love-feast: (feast of) charity, dear, love [i.e. sacrificial love].

2.       (Psa 32:1)  A Psalm of David, Maschil [instructive, a didactic poem]. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered [by what?].

3.       (Rom 4:6-8)  Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth [esteems, reckons] righteousness without works, Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

4.       (Prov 8:34-36)  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth [to do violence to] his own soul: all they that hate me love death.



(Exo 25:10,11)  And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold [to shimmer], within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.

1.       The ark of the covenant was situate in the Most Holy Place, in the very presence of God; it was the throne of God, from above which He spoke. The ark of the covenant was composite of shittim wood (a type of us - sin) covered inside and outside with “pure gold”  – and a crown. “God is love” (1 John 4:8). Love is pure. Gold represents the purity or love of God in the Old Testament, and is a type and shadow of the shed (covering) blood of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, i.e. pure love.

2.       What happens to that hard thorny shittim wood (natural man) of us? We are wonderfully changed, from worm (caterpillar) into butterfly. (Rom 12:2) And be not conformed to this world [Prov 10:12a]: but be ye transformed ["metamorphose"; changed, transfigured, transformed] by the renewing [renovation /// restoration] of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

3.       As born again children of God, we are eternally in the presence of Father God; we are the ark of the covenant. The sin in us is completely covered “within and without” for the duration of our natural lifetimes while we still dwell in this fleshly body. However, that sin in us is being burned away “For our God is a consuming fire” (Heb 12:29) as we read and hear the words of the Bible “Is not my word like as a fire?” (Jer 23:29). And we are concurrently being “transformed” or purified into a pure throne: pure gold throughout; we are God’s throne; we are God’s footstool. Praise God!

4.       (Prov 25:11)  A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

5.       (Song of Songs 2:1)  I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. (Song 2:2)  As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. (Song 2:3)  As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

6.       We have now an “earnest” of the Holy Spirit (Gk: pledge; part payment, deposit: 2 Cor 1:22; 5:5; Eph 1:13,14); when God completely dwells in us (i.e. the fullness of the Spirit), when we are fully and completely transformed into love, purified into love, we shall be no more shittim wood, no more flesh, at all.

7.       (Rev 21:3)  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle [habitation] of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

8.       “the tabernacle of God is with men” = the original Greek text reads: “skene theos anthropos” = literally: “tabernacle God men,” or if you will: “dwell God with men,” or, “the tabernacle of God is men.” Both the latter being quite correct, for God is both “within and without.”


(1 Pet 1:22,23)  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth [John 14:6] through the Spirit unto unfeigned [sincere] love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.


(Acts 3:19,20)  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out [from the Lamb’s book of life], when the times of refreshing [a recovery of breath, (fig.) revival] shall come from the presence of the Lord [outside you]; And he shall send Jesus Christ [inside you], which before was preached unto you:






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