What a Friend…
I think there’s a lot of depth to the Proverb mentioned above. Yes, it is honorable in the sight of God that we don’t go around propagating the sins of our friends. God has established a commandment as to dealing with the sin of a fellow Christian.
However, there’s also a different concept to the Proverb in question. It brings to though my best friend in life – the Lord Jesus Christ. As Proverbs 18:24 says: “there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother”, and we know, of course, that this friend is Jesus Christ.
In His love, He sought to cover the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They had tried to cover their sin by sewing fig leaves together, but their own works were unacceptable. The Lord clothed Adam and Eve with coats of skins, and thus, He covered their transgression. And there it is; Genesis 3:15 already reveals God’s plan of salvation. Genesis 3:15 already demonstrates God’s love.
The fulfillment of God’s justice, love and grace is found in John 3:16, and other such verses. Isaiah 53:5 tells us that Jesus Christ, God manifested in flesh, was “wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed”. He demonstrated His love by shedding His precious blood for the remission of our sins (Matt 26:28, Eph 1:7). He even went over and beyond covering our sins – He completely blotted them out and Has done away of them, forever.
~Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Christians ought never take for granted what our Saviour accomplished on the cross. The battle He fought and the agony He went through to bring about His plan of salvation qualifies Him as our best friend. In His love, He covered our transgression. He purchased us by His blood, and oh, what a true saying "My beloved is mine, and I am his".
~Rom 4:7-8 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.