Love covers a multitude of sins
And although we’re all imperfect indeed;
When grace is extended coupled with love
We should be merciful in our deeds.
When we’re content and we’re in love
We overlook pettiness,
As we understand we all have foibles
Although we do our best.
When we can smile at imperfections
And laugh at whimsical things,
There’s a freedom and a joy that’s released
With much kindness that it brings.
Although we address sinful ways
When they’re blatantly in our face,
We’re reminded of God’s grace towards us
And with loving correction those embrace.
A loving rebuke is better
More special that love concealed,
As it presents necessary correction
And where good instruction is revealed.
And we shouldn’t point the finger
But instead for the situation pray,
That God’s Spirit brings conviction
So they’re set free and free remain.
When wisdom’s expressed instead of anger
Then miracles occur indeed,
When God’s Spirit ministers to the heart
As He plants the righteous seed.
Although there’s righteous anger
It should never be confused,
To express our desires in unwholesome ways
And be used as an excuse.
We’re all imperfect in many ways
But God creates a clean heart,
When we’re reconciled to Him through Christ
And when we’re truly set apart.
He loves us despite imperfections
But desires we seek His ways;
To be sanctified and made mature
And to worship Him in praise.
Despite our imperfections
When we’re transformed by His might,
And when our soul coincides with His Spirt
We being to walk in the light.
We’re to be presented as spotless
To the Heavenly Father above,
As a precious bride awaiting her husband
With an overwhelmingly pure love.
(C) P.B. 2019
“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love covers a multitude of sins.'” 1 Peter 4:8
“Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.” Proverbs 27:5
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
“First remove the plank from your own eye and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5
“that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle…but that she should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:27
“For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2