“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.” ( Ps. 32:1).
’ve got you covered. That is what you want to
hear if you are in a fire fight, and you need to make a mad dash in
front of an enemy position. “I’ve got you covered” is what you want to
hear when you call your insurance broker after an accident or a
hurricane. “I’ve got you covered,” is what you want to hear when an
emergency has called you away from important work that must continue,
and someone steps in for you. These words are words of encouragement.
There is such a thing as the covering of God’s
grace and being under His feathers. It is wonderful to hear God say,
“Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.” Then there is the matter of your
sin. We really need God here. There is so much to cover. The Bible
says that Love covers a multitude of sins. If this is true, God’s Love
must be enormous. Isaiah describes a man trying to sleep in a bed that
is too short and to cover himself with a blanket that is too narrow (Isa.
28:20). Those kinds of nights are very long nights. God’s Grace is
large and wide enough to cover us.
The lesson is simple. We cannot cover our sins.
Job said “If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine
iniquity in my bosom” …..then I am wrong. (Job 31:33). Proverbs warns
“he that covereth his sins will not prosper (Prov. 28:13). Our sins
must be dealt with, but we can do nothing ourselves. We must not
attempt to cover them up or hide them. We must confess them. Then and
only then God wraps his grace around us and the Blood of Christ shields
us. When we were born we were uncovered (Ps. 139:13). Someone needed to
cover us. When we were born, we were all born sinners. Again, someone
needed to cover us. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.” (Ps. 32:1; Rom. 4:7). It is as if we hear God
say, “I’ve got you covered.”