This has been on my heart a lot lately. LOVE..God's kind of love really does cover sin. (Prov. 10:12;1 Peter 4:8;James 5:20) I know that there are times to confront and so forth...but truly, I believe, that the Lord convicts us through His Word..the Bible. I have seen people act as though they are little holy spirits out to uncover all sin and as they do the pain and distruction that follow in their wake is unbelievable.
There are certain ministries that make it their business to follow other Believers and expose all. Making monies off of the sins of other brothers and sisters in Christ. Sad.
The other day I was reading about Noah and and his sons. It tells a story of a time when Noah got drunk and ended up naked in his tent. One of his sons...saw it...and instead of covering his Dad..he preceded to run to tell his brothers in a hope to get a laugh or "expose" his sin. His brothers..honored their Dad...and covered him in love. When Noah found out what his son did he cursed him. Not only him..but his family and descendents. wow!! I mean...Noah WAS the one in sin..right?! Drunk? Yet...who got the worst punishment? Who was blessed? (Genesis 9:19-27)
It is no mistake that God says in His Word (Bible) that the world will know us by our love for one another. Not miracles...not healings...not tongues...not prayer..not our kindness..not our good works... our love for one another!! (John 13:35)