Top 7 Bible Verses About God’s Steadfastness | Jack Wellman
Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down. 10 Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed! 11 Truth springs up from the earth, and righteousness smiles down from heaven. Psalm 85 speaks of the meeting of justice and peace in a kiss in God's new order. 10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; and of righteousness that it is showered down like rain from heaven, then things go well.. New Revised Standard · Chapter Parallel · Psalm (NRS) Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
They look back to the past when the LORD forgave them. They ask he forgive them again. In faith they anticipate the LORD will respond and join together four of his qualities as covenant member and king. Steadfast love, faithfulness, righteousness and peace. This post is part of my bible in a year series.
Selah 3 You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Turning away from his wrath and hot anger.
Psalm ESV;NLT - Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; - Bible Gateway
The instance could easily be applied to a number of instances, in particular the golden calf incident Ex They have lapsed into sin and are being punished by the LORD. They are probably being opposed by a foreign nation, an oppressive power which is an instrument of the LORD intended to discipline them. The Psalmist is calling out for forgiveness. He knows the LORD may forgive them because he knows he has forgiven in the past.
Will you prolong your anger to all generations? The plea is based on what the LORD has done before. But the Psalmist cries out for restoration, salvation and revival.
He knows the LORD is faithful to his covenant. Part of the covenant is the LORD forgives the sin and transgression of those who repent and ask him for forgiveness.
He is certain the LORD will speak. The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.
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The psalmist is hopeful that this grace and mercy will continue vv. From the perspective of the psalmist, the covenant is intact and things appear, at least for the moment, to be well ordered and calm.
The sons of Korah then bring this psalm to a climax with one of the most memorable and theologically important phrases found in the psalter: These are four of the key themes of the covenant: So often, both in the psalms and in our own experience, these four key realities can be difficult to see coming together.
Covenant love, though steadfast, is still frequently violated by faithlessness which seems to continually test the covenant love of God.
- Righteousness and Peace Kiss Each Other (Psalm 85)
- Steadfast Love and Faithfulness
- Psalm 85:10-13-10-13 The Message (MSG)
This psalm foreshadows the time when love and faithfulness will meet; when righteousness and peace will kiss each other. There are four times when this actually happens; when righteousness, peace, love and faithfulness all come together.
The first time occurred in the incarnation. The second time occurred on the cross of Jesus Christ. On the cross, it may truly be said that righteousness and peace kiss each other.
The third time this occurs is in the mystery of the Eucharist. The sacrament is the ongoing reminder of the sacrifice of Christ which brings love, faithfulness, righteousness, and peace together.
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The Eucharist is the visible knot which ties heaven and earth together. The fourth time when these great realities will all come together still await us. They will all come together in perfect harmony in the New Creation at the climax of the ages.