Covered: “Under cover; screened; sheltered; not exposed; hidden.”–Webster’s Dictionary. Jesus Christ: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Ephesians 1:7.
- Romans 4:7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
- Romans 4:8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
- Psalm 32:1 A Psalm of David, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
- Psalm 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
- James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
- 1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
- Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
“When God forgives sin, He covers it; and when He covers the sin of His people, He covers it all.”
“See what the pardon of sin is. In compassion to us, when Christ our Intercessor has stood before thee, thou hast turned away thine anger. When we are reconciled to God, then, and not till then, we may expect the comfort of His being reconciled to us. He shows mercy to those to whom He grants salvation; for salvation is of mere mercy. The Lord’s people may expect sharp and tedious afflictions when they commit sin; but when they return to Him with humble prayer, He will make them again to rejoice in Him.”–Matthew Henry; 1662-1714.
“Happy are they whose sins are covered.”
Romans 4:7–“With the veil of divine mercy. If there be indeed such a thing as happiness on earth, it is the portion of that man whose iniquities are forgiven, and who enjoys the manifestation of that pardon. Well may he endure all the afflictions of life with cheerfulness, and look upon death with comfort. O let us not contend against it, but earnestly pray that this happiness may be ours!”–John Wesley; 1703-1791.