He that covereth trespass, seeketh friendships; he that rehearseth by an high word (but he who remembereth a wrong), separateth them that (should) be knit together in peace.
Convicting verse, for sure. How do you point out wrongdoing so that it is not repeated without remembering the wrong? Or are you called to deal with the wrong directly with that individual and then cover it so that others will not know and hold that against that person? And perhaps you are asked to not hold a grudge and seek damage of the one who damaged you?
When Christians speak of avoiding sin, this verse — to me — reveals the sin that requires diligent avoidance! Some call this a little sin named “gossip.” God calls it hatred and a twisted desire for conflict between others.
O Lord,”Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing.”
Hence, Your Son Jesus comes to live on earth, and die on a cross to save us from Your wrath. Without Jesus’ sacrifice, You are too pure to accept us for we are evil, committing wrongdoing.
Peter asks Jesus, “Lord, how many times can my brother sin against me and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” (Matthew 18: 21) Jesus says to Peter that he must forgive his brother an infinite number of times, even if this brother commits the same sin over and over and over again.
You, O God forgive us in the same manner — an infinite number of times because our sins — our debts against your glory — are paid in full by the blood of Your precious Son, Jesus Christ.
O God, let us be grateful as David is grateful. Let us sing praise to Your Name, and give You all the glory. Amen.