Where God sees but a little grace
"Remember the patience of Job" James 5:11
It is not:
"Remember the murmuring of Job,
the cursing of Job,
the complainings of Job,
the impatience of Job," but
"Remember the patience of Job."
God looks upon the pearl — and not upon the spot that is in it!
Just so, in Hebrews 11:30, 31, there is mention made of Rahab's faith, love, and kind behavior towards the spies — but no mention is made of her lie or immorality. The Lord overlooks her weakness — and keeps His eye upon her virtues.
Where God sees but a little grace, He does, as it were, hide His eyes from those circumstances that might seem to deface the glory of it.
He who painted Alexander, drew him with his finger over the scar on his face.
Just so, when the Lord comes to look upon a poor soul, He lays His finger upon the scar, upon the infirmity — that He may see nothing but grace, which is the beauty and the glory of the soul.
"You are altogether beautiful, My love; there is no flaw in you!" Song of Songs 4:7