THE MEETING & THE KISS
Today’s Reading: Psalms 84-86
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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).
Dear Lord God, none of us know what others are going through, but, Father, we cry out to You for help! As the Psalmist wrote, sometimes we go through that Valley of Tears, so we pray that You will turn it into a place of watering, a place where we will grow to be more like Your Son and our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Help all those who are hurting. May they, as C.S. Lewis said, hear Your voice in their pain, in Jesus’s great name, amen
“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).May God bless
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 strangle hold,
For hate was given a kiss by Love
In the greatest story ever told.
G W(Bill) Marshall / June 08, 2013
Blessings on all readers today. We live in strange times – I’m so thankful for our Rock. He is trustworthy. In famine, He will provide. In dorms He will protect. In any situation, He is our destination. Praying that the large building will have a Christian group/person chosen by God, to continue the planned outreach of the gospel for Christian ministry, in Jesus Name. Amen
“storms”. (not dorms)? Correction
Amen to all of the above posts.
Blessings to each and everyone. Eleanor M.
Doreen, agreeing with your comments and
prayer for the Christian Ministry to continue its
planned outreach of the gospel of Jesus Christ,
in His Holy Name, Amen.
Blessings to everyone.