Psalm 85:10

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by: FCC Staff

08/16/2022

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“Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”

Psalm 85:10

Love and faithfulness, righteousness and peace, as used here, are the very personification of God's favor toward His people. Here we have one of the most beautiful images in all of scripture of God's gracious dealings with His people. 

How can we understand forgiveness? By seeing it as a place where God's love, faithfulness, and righteousness unite to bring peace. Or, as this verse so playfully states, “they kiss each other.” 

“Because God loves us, He forgives us. Because He is faithful to His covenant promises, He forgives. Because God is righteous, He paid the price in Christ that forgiveness required. Where these three qualities unite in forgiveness, man is restored to the state of peace or well-being which Adam and Eve first knew.” (Adapted from The 365 Day Devotional Commentary, p. 354.)

Take time today to thank God for His steadfast love, faithfulness, righteousness, and peace. Deuteronomy 7:9 tells us to, “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”

Philippians 4: 6, 7 instructs us, “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Prayer for Today

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your steadfast love. Thank You for Your faithfulness to us, Your people. Thank You, Lord, for making us righteous through the death, burial, and resurrection of Your Son. Thank You for making the peace that surpasses all understanding available to us. Amen.

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“Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.”

Psalm 85:10

Love and faithfulness, righteousness and peace, as used here, are the very personification of God's favor toward His people. Here we have one of the most beautiful images in all of scripture of God's gracious dealings with His people. 

How can we understand forgiveness? By seeing it as a place where God's love, faithfulness, and righteousness unite to bring peace. Or, as this verse so playfully states, “they kiss each other.” 

“Because God loves us, He forgives us. Because He is faithful to His covenant promises, He forgives. Because God is righteous, He paid the price in Christ that forgiveness required. Where these three qualities unite in forgiveness, man is restored to the state of peace or well-being which Adam and Eve first knew.” (Adapted from The 365 Day Devotional Commentary, p. 354.)

Take time today to thank God for His steadfast love, faithfulness, righteousness, and peace. Deuteronomy 7:9 tells us to, “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”

Philippians 4: 6, 7 instructs us, “…do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Prayer for Today

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your steadfast love. Thank You for Your faithfulness to us, Your people. Thank You, Lord, for making us righteous through the death, burial, and resurrection of Your Son. Thank You for making the peace that surpasses all understanding available to us. Amen.

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