Who Covers

Who Covers by Kirk Hunt

He who covers a transgression seeks love,
But he who repeats a matter separates friends.

Proverbs 17:9 NKJV

Have you ever refused to repeat what was said to you? That was an act of discretion, loving, and peacemaking. Congratulations on acting like a child of God.

Peacemaking does not always involve complex acts of reconciliation or restoration. Sometimes, it requires knowing when to be quiet. Too often we make the mistake of insisting that everyone must hear everything.

Please, do not make the mistake of hiding sin or compromising the gospel through your silence. Instead, choose carefully what you should allow to pass through to others. Sometimes, it is grace to hear or see a thing, and then not say anything about it. The truth often cuts and wounds. Some facts and data should not be shared.

Consider the times you have wanted to recall a sentence or action that came out of you. As you said or did it, you knew it would only cause heartache or hard feelings. If it did not blow up on you, that was God’s grace in your life. Be the conduit of that kind of grace to others.

Never compromise the Gospel. Never tolerate sin. Sometimes though, wise men and women know they should remain silent. Peacemakers often pour out quiet grace and bless the souls of many.

Think: Peaceful men and women develop discretion.

Pray: “Father-God, give me the discretion, wisdom, and grace of silence.

Copyright © February 2023, Kirk Hunt

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