A joyous meeting (Isaiah 53:10).3. They are in a blessed partnership in their endeavours to make humanity what God would have it be. 3. THAT THE PERFECTIONS OF JEHOVAH DO HARMONIZE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CLAIMS CONCERNING THE SALVATION OF THE CHURCH. Here is a coalition of qualities BLESSED IN THEIR REUNION. 2. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. An inseparable meeting (Hebrews 13:8).IV. But the two principles meet together and co-operate in bringing about the same blessed result, viz., the training of the soul for a higher life. A joyous meeting (Isaiah 53:10).3. (See 1 Corinthians 1:30.) Salem Media Group. "Mercy and truth are met together ... righteousness and peace have kissed each other" (Psalms 85:10). JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Psalms Commentary (1864) Spurgeon had high praise for Alexander's work writing that it "Occupies a first place among expositions. In the life of Christ, God seems in one aspect terribly righteous, on the other side infinitely merciful, but the two are one; they meet, kiss, and co-operate in making a perfect Saviour. Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. The Divine symmetry and fair proportions of the holy life, "the breadth, and length, and depth, and height" (Ephesians 3:18), were seen in all their beauty. John Boys. To disunite some unhappy meetings (Isaiah 28:18).3. B. Baker), (3)Righteousness or justice is satisfied in him, and pleads for an everlasting release. An unexpected meeting to us (Romans 11:33).7. (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students: Commenting and Commentaries)Rosscup adds: This is one of the more thorough older exegetical … To promote Jehovah's glory (Ephesians 1:6).2. All rights reserved. 1. ", III. The attributes displayed in man's salvation. Psalm 85 Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favor. 1. The reason of my doubt. Thus in God those attributes which seemed to be and were hostile to us, and those which alone seemed our friends, met together, were reconciled, and, as it were, kissed each other. “Salvation … that … It is so in the redemptive training of men for everlasting blessedness. To unite opposite nations in one body (Ephesians 2:16).5. Psalm 85 – Praying for Revival and Restoration. We call ourselves the children of God, and this is much more than a merely endearing name. To unite opposite nations in one body (Ephesians 2:16).5. A free meeting (2 Timothy 1:9).6. Nor of Truth, who is vera and severa, `severe' too otherwhile. The government of every pious household is, in measure, a revelation of the government of God. When were they reconciled? II. IN CHRIST. To unite opposite nations in one body (Ephesians 2:16).5. (2) Righteousness and her sister, Peace, only come in the measure in which the mercy and the truth of God are received into thankful hearts. An unexpected meeting to us (Romans 11:33).7. A free meeting (2 Timothy 1:9).6. Verse 10. A holy meeting (Jeremiah 2:2, 8).4. I. To disunite some unhappy meetings (Isaiah 28:18).3. To disunite some unhappy meetings (Isaiah 28:18).3. 5. exile ~ away from your own country. ” (Psalm 85:10, HCSB) The key word in verses 10–13, repeated three times, is “ righteous –ness.” The word signifies right relationships and the terms that keep them. Barnes's Psalms 85:10 Bible Commentary Mercy and truth are met together - That is, in the divine dealings referred to in the psalm. "Mercy and truth are met together ... righteousness and peace have kissed each other" (Psalms 85:10). Of the Korahites. to make sport of this representation of the result of our Lord's substitutionary atonement; but had they ever been themselves made to feel the weight of sin upon a spiritually awakened conscience, they would cease from their vain ridicule. (1)Mercy is vouchsafed to the soul deserving of eternal death, through the mediation of Christ. (4)Peace flows into the soul of the believer, as proof of the unanimity of the meeting.2. Thus we have, "will speak" (Psalms 85:8), "will meet," and "will kiss" in Psalms 85:10, etc. THE GLORIOUS PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY MET. our Saviour's advent (Luke 2:11):(4)On Mount Calvary (Hebrews 12:2),III. forgive ~ take away the results of *sin. In him, the attributes of God unite in glad unanimity in the salvation of guilty men, they meet and embrace in such a manner as else were inconceivable either to our just fears or to our enlightened hopes. For Righteousness I know not well what to say: gestat gladium, (bears the sword), and I fear non frustra (not in vain). A happy meeting (Ephesians 1:8).5. IV. Love is thus lifted up above the suspicion of being arbitrary, or of ever changing or fluctuating. Men should "serve God in holiness and righteousness without fear, all the days of their life. Psalm 85. He is exulting in the anticipation of the regenerated moral life of God's people when his salvation should come to them; cruelty and inhumanity should give way to mercy, and truth between man and man should replace their too common falsehood and lies; righteousness, justice, fair dealing, should prevail instead of fraud and wickedness, and peace should banish war. To bring the Church to glory (Hebrews 2:10).(T. A holy meeting (Jeremiah 2:2, 8).4. We see these two principles harmoniously operating in God's dealing with us through the circumstances of individual life. This psalm is a community lament in which the psalmist recounts blessings conferred on the people by the Lord (vv. Though these principles harmoniously co-operate in God's procedure with man, ONE IS EVER IN THE ASCENDANT. The favour of God is the fountain of happiness to nations, as well as to particular persons. 2. Thus we have, "will speak" (Psalms 85:8), "will meet," and "will kiss" in Psalms 85:10, etc. 2. 4. But for these that seem to be in opposition to do it, that makes this meeting marvellous in our eyes. IV. He shows them that personal regard is not at variance with regard for right; for the Father, who loved the Son, did not out of regard for Him turn aside from strictest law. A joyous meeting (Isaiah 53:10).3. Each on its own account. We see these two principles harmoniously operating in God's dealing with us through the means of redemptive Providence. Some of the various meetings called by these parties. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. At the completion of the saints in heaven. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. A free meeting (2 Timothy 1:9).6. All on each others' account. A wonderful meeting (1 Timothy 3:16).2. What does this verse really mean? Psalm 85:10, KJV: "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other." 4. The only secret of tranquillity is to be good. Some believe in a Christ whom they have fashioned to themselves, as all fondness and compassion and pity, who will not be stern with any one. 3. The mild, and not the rigorous, is the queen of nature; storms and earthquakes, thunderings and lightnings are but the exceptions; sunny days, serene earth, and calm atmospheres are the rule. These celestial sisters come together and embrace one another with delight. "Righteousness shall go before Him and set us in the way of His steps." The psalm is a prayer in the midst of crisis for the ancient faith community. B. Baker), (2)In the garden of Eden after the fall (Genesis 3:15). Psalm 85 is the 85th psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in English in the King James Version: "L ORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land".In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 84 in a slightly different numbering system. He is filled with human sympathy; in the fulness of His pity He makes their sorrows, and their shame, and their struggles His own; but the influence of His associations is to make men feel more and more that they cannot escape the rule of God. Some of the various meetings called by these parties. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS The tenderness of God's strict rule is revealed to us again in THE EXPERIENCE OF LIFE. 4-7), and expresses faith that God will save them (vv. B. Baker), (2)Truth or faithfulness stands engaged for the soul through Him, being upheld by Him, through the atonement. To unite opposite covenants of works and grace (Romans 10:4).6. (3)Righteousness or justice is satisfied in him, and pleads for an everlasting release. These I doubt are not like affected. Then comes the assurance of forgiveness, the centralizing the affections in infinite love, and ell in God seems tender and merciful. A holy meeting (Jeremiah 2:2, 8).4. To bring the Church to glory (Hebrews 2:10).(T. "Our light afflictions, which are but for a moment," etc. Psalm 85:10 Translation & Meaning. Having met, their differences on certain considerations, not here particularly mentioned, are adjusted; and their mutual claims blended together in one common interest; on which peace and righteousness immediately embrace. To unite opposite covenants of works and grace (Romans 10:4).6. Psalm 85:10-13: Rigorousness and Clemency in God's Procedure with Man: Homilist: Psalm 85:10-13: The Bridal of the Earth and Sky: A. Maclaren, D. D. Psalm 85:10-13: The Tenderness of God's Rule: A. Mackennal, D. D. Psalm 85:10-13: True Peace is Inseparable from Righteousness: John Ruskin. A holy meeting (Jeremiah 2:2, 8).4. To bring the Church to glory (Hebrews 2:10).(T. The text may be taken, has been so, as descriptive of the holy and beautiful life of our Lord - of him "who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth." Ps. Meanwhile it remains for those who rejoice in the great reconciliation to continue both to wonder and adore. 3. There was no compromise, no tampering with the holy Law of God, although God did so love the world as to save it (John 3:16). THE GLORIOUS PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY MET.1. He delivers them from the penalties of law; but it is to awaken in them a reverence for it, deeper and more solemn than any experience of penalty can be. (3)At Bethlehem at. An unexpected meeting to us (Romans 11:33).7. On the left, truth holding the white lily. To unite opposite characters (1 Corinthians 17; John 17:21).4. To promote Jehovah's glory (Ephesians 1:6).2. A happy meeting (Ephesians 1:8).5. Psalm 85 was written by an unnamed son of Korah, who had a real heart for Israel and an understanding of God's plans and purposes for His chosen nation. An inseparable meeting (Hebrews 13:8).IV. (1)At the eternal council-table of covenant love (Ephesians 1:5). (1)At the eternal council-table of covenant love (Ephesians 1:5). (Read Psalm 85:1-7) The sense of present afflictions should not do away the remembrance of former mercies. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. To bring the Church to glory (Hebrews 2:10).(T. In the phenomena of nature you see more of the clement than the stern. To promote Jehovah's glory (Ephesians 1:6).2. No good, no beauty of character, no meek rapture of faith, no aspiration Godwards, is ever wasted and lost, for His eye rests upon it. Yes, in him our text was indeed fulfilled. Mercy comes hand in hand with Truth to fulfil the faithful promise of their gracious God; the people recognise at once the grace and the veracity of Jehovah, he is to them neither a tyrant nor a deceiver. In answer to prayer, the exulting psalmist sees the attributes of God confederating to bless the once afflicted nation. (1)At the eternal council-table of covenant love (Ephesians 1:5). It is hard to say whether most injury is done by over-strictness or by over-indulgence. To bring the Church to glory (Hebrews 2:10).(T. In God's procedure with man these principles are found in HARMONIOUS CO-OPERATION. But the passage is rather to be understood of blessings from … IN MAN. 85:10-11) as a herald (cf. God responding to man's truth. To unite opposite characters (1 Corinthians 17; John 17:21).4. Righteousness or justice comes and claims execution (1 John 3:4; Romans 12:9). 10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. A holy meeting (Jeremiah 2:2, 8).4. Four they are. "Mercy rejoiceth against judgment.". To unite opposite nations in one body (Ephesians 2:16).5. This psalm is titled To the Chief Musician. Some of the various meetings called by these parties. Now, where did these meet? We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Thus, righteousness is given to truth, and peace is given to mercy. THE GLORIOUS PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY MET.1. Will you stay a little and take a view of the parties? It is the custom of modern thinkers(?) In the wisdom of God when devising our salvation. In the second two, "Righteousness and peace have kissed each other," we have the picture of what happens upon earth when mercy and truth that come down from heaven are accepted and recognized. Truth is not opposed to mercy; where there is no righteousness love works destruction. Its title is, A Psalm for the end, to the sons of Core. 6. Verse 10. our Saviour's advent (Luke 2:11):(4)On Mount Calvary (Hebrews 12:2),III. I. PARENTAL RULE is one of these ways. This is a remarkable text, and much has been said on it; but there is a beauty in it which, I think, has not been noticed. It is difficult to say whether these four great qualities are to be regarded as all belonging to God, or as all belonging to man, or as all common both to God and man. To unite opposite characters (1 Corinthians 17; John 17:21).4. To the leader. One builds upon the other. A joyous meeting (Isaiah 53:10).3. The Jerome Bible Commentary (p. 591) sees it as possibly an eschatological reference. THE MANNER OF THEIR MEETING IN THE SOUL'S SALVATION.1. (1)At the eternal council-table of covenant love (Ephesians 1:5). Ps. We see these two principles harmoniously operating in God's dealing with us through the phenomena of nature. "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other." Mercy pleads for the guilty Church (Psalm 86:15). II. Truth requires righteousness; mercy calls for peace. To promote Jehovah's glory (Ephesians 1:6).2. Mercy and Peace, they two pair well; they be collectanae, as Bernard saith of them in one place, `bed fellows,' sleep together; collectanae, as in another place, `sucked one milk, one breast' both. (4)Peace flows into the soul of the believer, as proof of the unanimity of the meeting.2. To unite opposite covenants of works and grace (Romans 10:4).6. Selah. We cannot promise ourselves much of her. Temporal Mercies of Little Avail Without Such as are Spiritual, Divine Perfections United to Save Sinners, Rigorousness and Clemency in God's Procedure with Man, True Peace is Inseparable from Righteousness, Divine perfections united to save sinners, Rigorousness and clemency in God's procedure with man, True peace is inseparable from righteousness. These attributes are personified as coming together to accomplish His purposes. THE GLORIOUS PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY MET.1. Blessed is this union! Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. Mercy and peace are on one side; truth and righteousness on the other. The RSV here changes the tenses to future, indicating the prophetic nature of the verses. In him, as in no other, those contrasted qualities of our humanity, which in us are generally so ill balanced, found perfect equipoise and harmony. II. 10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. When God forgives sin, he covers it; and when he covers the sin of his people, he covers it all. Mercy was ever inclined to save man, and Peace could not be his enemy; but Truth extracted the performance of God's threat, -- "The soul that sinneth, it shall die;" and Righteousness could not but give to every one his due, Jehovah must be true in all his ways, and righteous in all his works. 2. A wonderful meeting (1 Timothy 3:16).2. To promote Jehovah's glory (Ephesians 1:6).2. And -. 2. of To promote Jehovah's glory (Ephesians 1:6).2. Righteousness and peace meet together in man; so Augustine expounds it: an unjust man is full of quarrels, like Ishmael, "every man's hand is against him, and his hand against every man;" but he who is righteous, and giveth every man his due, shall have peace, so much as is possible with all men, especially with his own self and soul. In Psalm 85:10. the poet unfolds the promise of peace which he has heard, just as he has heard it. Where a man's heart has welcomed the mercy and the truth of God, there shall spring up in that heart, not only the righteousness and peace, of which the previous verse is speaking, but specifically a faithfulness not all unlike the faithfulness which it grasps. Mike Kincaid Recommended for you 85:8) who goes before Israel shouting the good news of YHWH's love, care, protection, and presence with His people after exile or drought. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. 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