The motive for forgiveness is love: Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs. They 'Act' Important, but in-Reality, they are nothing mo re than Hot Air, which 'Escapes' as-soon-as the Balloon is 'Pierced'. Another thing love does is protect (1 Corinthians 13:7). Pro 17:9 He who covers a transgression preserves love, But he who repeats a matter separates close friends. It isn’t hypercritical. Pro 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. This is how God loves us, Romans 5:8. Pro 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. 1. Fervent love orients us to forgive and forget wrongs committed against us. Instead of parading the failures and faults of others before all the world, love covers them over and continues to love in spite of those things! And, if there is a shortcoming or fault in the loved one, love has the ability to cover it (see Proverbs 10:12). Love is not based on selfish desire or even mutual benefit; rather, it seeks the benefit of the other person. Love doesn’t look for every fault or point out every shortcoming; it doesn’t complain, quibble, or criticize. Gossip does not love; it hurts others. Love does not expose someone’s sins to other people, but instead overlooks them. By contrast, love promotes peace because it covers or forgives the faults of others. Some have appealed to the forgiving nature of love in their attempt to hide indiscretion. We will not aggravate the wrong by spreading gossip around the Christian community. Love does not cover over a multitude of sin by sweeping matters under the rug. Peter encourages us to love truly, because love covers sin. It is unloving for us to notice a fellow Christian living in sin and not help them. For example, rather than report child abuse, a church might cover it up. During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, sentenced a soldier to be shot for his crimes. 1 Pe 4:8 Have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins. Love guards against resentment, anger, and discouragement. Love does not Put-on Airs by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. Love does not approve of sin; rather it forgives the sinner and empowers him to give up sinning. The word translated “bear” means literally “to cover, to pass over in silence, to keep confidential.” Love does not broadcast the faults of its object, It does not belittle the one it professes to love by exposing his shortcomings and failures in the presence of other people. Love does not hold on to offenses but covers them up by forgiving those who do wrong. A love that really covers. “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8) Love does not go around exposing other people’s sins; rather love covers a multitude of sins with forgiveness, mercy, and grace. We neglect rather than draw near! When we do not publish the failings of others, we eliminate a lot of gossip. Love certainly does not mean ignoring sins or not noticing them at all. 1. Pro 17:9 He who covers a transgression preserves love, But he who repeats a matter separates close friends. Love does not do this. Love does not expose someone’s sins to other people, but instead overlooks them. Those who Love God are Humble, and are not Deceived-by their own-Qualities, because they Know-that whatever they Possess, is a Gift-of-God. Christ's love empowers us to do the same to others (see John 13:34). And when they sin against us, we are not to act like nothing happened in all cases, but we are to confront them Biblically when appropriate. We expose rather than cover. Love aims to give rather than receive. Instead of exposing, love covers. Proud Persons are like Balloons, filled-with Air. Everyone has faults.Everyone does things that their spouses don't really like.Some faults you don't really see when you love someone.As the saying goes,"love is blind".No one is perfect in this world.Some faults you just learn to live with,others you try to change.It just depends on how bad the fault gets to you.No amount of fussing is going to solve anything.It should be discussed. We readily cover their sin against us. How often we attack rather than protect. This is not what true love does. In the Old Testament, God’s protection of Israel was a sign of His love. 1 Pe 4:8 Have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins.