Friday, February 27, 2009

When two Worlds Come Together

Psa 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Psa 85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

Finish the pairings...
Peanut butter and _____
Abbot and _______
Ginger Rogers and _______

There are matches that seem to be made in heaven. You can't think of one without the other.

When a fine young couple from two families meet, fall in love and get married, they may eventually have a baby. That precious child is the culmination, the fruit of that blessed union.

Psalm 85 introduces us to two such pairings, 1. mercy and truth and 2. righteousness and peace. The fruit of these blessed unions is salvation.

God is holy and just, those are the foundations of His immutable character. Truth and righteousness are an integral part of the fabric of Deity. God could not be God without these standards.
But as with a beautiful multifaceted gemstone, turn it just a bit and you see a whole new aspect. And so it is with the Father. As hard as the edges of truth and righteousness are, so is the beauty of mercy and peace. You can have one without the other or the godhead would seem incongruous.

Thank God for Who He is and what He brings together for those that love Him. These perfect balances of mercy and truth, righteousness and peace enrich our eternities beyond any possible earthly comprehension.

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