Tuesday, October 15, 2019

THE MEETING & THE KISS

Today’s Reading: Psalms 84-86

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Golgotha (meaning “skull” in Aramaic) also called Calvary (from Latin calva, meaning “bald head” or “skull”), may be at this skull-shaped hill in Jerusalem. It is an ancient quarry through which a main road passes just outside the Damascus Gate. The prophet Jeremiah wrote in Lamentations 1:12, “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Behold and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow, which the Lord inflicted on me in the day of His fierce anger.” Thousands of people “pass by” each day here at the Arab East Jerusalem Bus Station. Without exception, the Romans always crucified people beside the most busy roads in order to show an example to as many people as possible.

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Key Verse: Psalm 85:10

Mercy and truth have met together;

Righteousness and peace have kissed.

Our key verse found fulfillment at the cross of Christ! God’s mercy to the entire human race was made available at the Cross! God’s Truth and righteousness, for which Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice, was satisfied. The Apostle Paul, a Jewish Rabbi, wrote, “Having made peace through the blood of His cross…” (Read Colossians 1:15-22).

Psalm 84 should cause us to ask of ourselves this question: When is the last time we longed to go to church with such an intense desire?

Psalm 85 is a cry to God for revival, a hymn to be sung in the house of God! After such a fervent prayer, confidence fills the heart and mind of the writer. “YES, the Lord will give what is good!” (Psalm 85:12a).

In Psalm 86, King David gives reasons why he believes that the Lord will hear his prayer, preserve him, save him, show mercy, teach him, deliver him, strengthen him and give him a sign. When we speak out our confidence in God, our faith is increased.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, You help the helpless. That’s me! I’m confident in Your salvation because You are my God and I trust in You! “You, Lord, are good and ready to forgive” (86:5a). “You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth” (86:15). Therefore, O Lord, I’m filled with faith in You as I kneel in Your presence to call upon You for this new day. I pray in the Name of the One who brought mercy and truth together, and through Whom righteousness and peace have kissed each other, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The eternal, all-powerful, all-loving, all-wise God has provided a way for His unchangeable “rule of law” to be satisfied. God’s Son, fully God, took upon Himself the punishment which I deserved, so that eternal justice has been satisfied. That “kiss” referred to in our key verse presents a picture of what happened as Jesus, fully God, suffered in my place.

I can do no less than give myself again to God for this new day and for the rest of my life. Again this morning I am quoting my daily confession, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

David

12 thoughts on “Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  1. Thank You, dear Jesus, for giving yourself for us. Thank You for caring about us. Thank You for our families, our friends, all those who love us and whom we love. We pray for all those around us, our coworkers and neighbours, and all others in our circles. Help us to love them, Lord. We commit them into your care, and ask You to draw them to You. Help us to be faithful witnesses of You today, Lord.
    We also pray for our country and its leaders, Lord God, and ask You to bring righteousness and Truth, yes and mercy, to our land and its leadership. Please raise up leaders who will listen to and follow your precepts, Lord. Help Canadians to truly turn to You, we ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen Rob. In total agreement with you. Couldn’t have put it better ! Have a great day all. Thinking of Ann & and of Beatriz (family & friends fasting in prayer for Beatriz this week). She suffers much pain but continues to praise God through it all (diagnosis is inoperable stomach cancer spread to her bones).

    • I’m in full agreement with Rob and you,Doreen.Prayed for Beatriz and for Ann.God’s wisdom is far beyond our understanding and this life is not a dead end (no pun here) when you have Jesus in front of you.
      Trust Me

      Trust Me,I know what I am doing,
      It’s not just your heart I am wooing
      But your soul is so dear to Me,
      I want you with Me for eternity.

      Even when your days are very bad,
      I share the load that makes you sad,
      So do not be angry with Me,
      You must trust in Me eternally.

      I love all my children most dearly,
      And in life I see you clearly,
      That is why you are on the Earth,
      It is a school and the grave is your birth.

      ‘I knew you before you were born’,
      I would never leave you forlorn,
      I know every hair on your head,
      Death is not for you to dread.

      Life is through my precious Son,
      A reward for when your day is done,
      So know that this is my gift to you
      As you trust Him your life through.
      G W (Bill) Marshall/.2011

  3. David’s faithfulness was proven when he could have killed Saul but knew God forbade it.This showed his trust in God…and his character….with undeserving loyalty to Saul.Jesus showed a much greater undeserving loyalty to us by His sacrifice on the cross.Thanksgiving-on-a-stick.Amen

    Key Verse: Psalm 85:10
    Mercy and truth have met together;
    Righteousness and peace have kissed.
    A Kiss By Love

    The vastness of the sins we wrought
    Was cancelled by one wooden cross,
    For there alone forgiveness was bought
    By the Gift of His Son who took our loss.

    What caused this Man of holy reign
    To take our sins of unholy shame
    And with His blood give hope again,
    When He was least of all to blame?

    This King of kings who rose above,
    Broke the serpent’s stranglehold,
    For hate was given a kiss by Love
    In the greatest story ever told.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / June 08, 2013

  4. Amen to prayers and poems above. Yes, what a sacrifice our Lord made for us in pouring out Himself out at Golgotha. Thank you Lord! I pray that God will have His way on election day and ask you Lord to speak to Canadians today about their choice of vote. Amen!

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