Friday, February 14, 2014

the divine kiss

Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. 

Psalm 85:10-11

In God are found all the perfections of character that I need to know. The poetry of this psalm is superb. It brings together all these diverse elements of God's character in striking ways. It makes me see again the goodness of God, particularly as they are known in Jesus.

God's faithfulness and His relentless love have met in Jesus. They are there in the person of my Savior Who is both the Great Shepherd and the Great Savior Who gave his life for His sheep. And there is not a flaw in the prefect Son of God.

And in my Lord all that is right has met together with the peace of God. Righteousness kisses peace in the love of Christ, even in the hardest part of His redemptive sacrifice. At the cross God's righteous demands were paid for so that His hand could give me peace.

From earth the faithful, true, and holy Son of God hung suspended on the cross. And from heaven righteousness rains down to all who will die with Jesus to self and believe upon Him, accepting His sacrifice. Isn't the gospel the most beautiful love there is?

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