The theme of this chapter is really the blessing which comes from the lips of the righteous. We ought to go through the chapter, and note everything which is said about the lips, tongue, words, and mouth of the righteous and of the wise, and what is the fruit.
But I couldn’t get away from this:
Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all sins. Pro 10:12
The Hebrew for “cover” is Strong’s H3680, kasah, and it means, “to plump, in other words, to fill up hollows, by implication, to cover as with clothing, or to maintain secrecy.”
Just think that all the hollows in our lives, all our irregularities or imperfections, have been filled in by the love of Jesus, so that we are covered. Then the hollows remain secret and indetectable.
And that which we have freely received, we are to freely give (Mat 10:8). Our lives are full of people with little hollows, which we are to fill up and cover over. Just as the Beloved from the Song of Solomon does to the Bride — His love has covered over any imperfection in her, and to Him she is His dove and His perfect one.
May it be so to us, LORD God, that the imperfect people in our lives, which You have given to us, are so loved by us, that all of their sins have been covered in our eyes!