A cover-up is an attempt, whether successful or not, to conceal evidence of wrong doing, error, incompetence or other embarrassing information. It matters not if it is hate, government, personal, crime, race, or some type of allegation that is trying to be covered up it all boils down to an attempt to conceal. The Bible warns us if we cover up wrong then we will not prosper.
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall have mercy.My definition: sin & mercy
Sin is that act or acts which is against God. Mercyan act of Divine compassion
Joseph refuse to sin against his master for he knew it would be a wrong. He also knew that it would be an act he would have to cover up from his master. But not only that Joseph knew that it was a sinful act against God’s law; therefore he refused.
Genesis 39:9 [There is] none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou [art] his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
To cover something is to hide it. He that hides his sin will not succeed or achieve. But anyone that confesses and forsakes will be shown Divine compassion. When Adam and Eve sinned it caused them to first cover it up with fig leaves and all was well until God came walking into the garden, at that point they tried to not only cover up their sin but to hide it. But neither of those two acts worked they didn’t achieve until they confessed and forsook; not until then was the Divine compassion shown to them. To cover or hide our sin from God only creates loss, and as long as it stays hid we will neither achieve or succeed, what God wants is a clean heart and that only comes when we get real with ourselves and uncover the sin or sins that is besetting us or holding us back.
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.