I am sure that you are wondering what I mean by the above title… Well what I mean is this ‘if someone you knew was doing something unbecoming, for example, a deacon, a minister, a worker, your husband etc…, how would you handle the situation?’
Would you find a way to cover them spiritually or would you confront them? One thing that I have learnt is that no one likes to be corrected and as such it has to be done in love, especially if the person is from the household of faith. What I am saying is, if the person is a Christian, then you will need to admonish, deal with the situation but in love. And hence my title ‘spiritual cover’.
Do you remember the story about Noah? How he got drunk and was naked? And yet his two sons, Shem and Japheth took a garment and went backward to cover the nakedness of their father, where he was sleeping? Gen 9:18-23
So, a transgression has been committed by someone close to you in ministry or at home; how do you intend to cover such a person spiritually? It is going to be a difficult task, as what we want to do according to our flesh is to lash out but the Bible say no…but that we must be patient.
Rms 12:12 talks about being patient in tribulation and to continue praying, that is hard.
2 Tim 2:24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. God bless you sis as you deal with the matter at hand delicately.
Prayer point: Lord, help me to spiritually cover people instead of exposing their nakedness in Jesus name, amen.