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They Meet and Kiss

Just about every woman I know loves a good romantic movie, and of course with a passionate kiss even if it is at the very end.  It brings excitement in which love conquers all in the fairy tale ending of “Happily ever after”.  Today I read something in the Bible in which I wanted to share.  Enjoy!

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible Righteousness and peace have embraced.  Mercy and peace are on one side; truth and righteousness on the other. Truth requires righteousness; mercy calls for peace.  They meet together on the way; one going to make inquisition for sin, the other to plead for reconciliation. Having met, their differences on certain considerations, not here particularly mentioned are adjusted; and their mutual claims are blended together in one common interest; on which peace and righteousness immediately embrace. Thus, righteousness is given to truth, and peace is given to mercy.

Now, Where did these meet? In Christ Jesus.

When were they reconciled? When he poured out his life on Calvary.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

85:8-13 Sooner or later, God will speak peace to his people. If he do not command outward peace, yet he will suggest inward peace; speaking to their hearts by his Spirit. Peace is spoken only to those who turn from sin. All sin is folly, especially backsliding; it is the greatest folly to return to sin. Surely God’s salvation is nigh, whatever our difficulties and distresses are. Also, his honour is secured, that glory may dwell in our land. And the truth of the promises is shown by the Divine mercy in sending the Redeemer. The Divine justice is now satisfied by the great atonement. Christ, the way, truth, and life, sprang out of the earth when he took our nature upon him, and Divine justice looked upon him well pleased and satisfied. For his sake all good things, especially his Holy Spirit, are given to those who ask him. Through Christ, the pardoned sinner becomes fruitful in good works, and by looking to and trusting in the Saviour’s righteousness, finds his feet set in the way of his steps. Righteousness is a sure guide, both in meeting God, and in following him.

Prayer:  Lord thank you for your word today and thank you for balancing my life out with mercy, truth, righteous and peace.  You alone provide these things for my life in which I do not have to search for because they are given to me for loving you as you love me.  Amen!

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