While there are many types of kisses today with many different meanings,
the same can be said of bible kisses.
“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” (Psalm 85:10)
It is nearly impossible in this world to combine mercy and truth.
Truth is absolute holiness without error or hypocrisy.
Mercy is overlooking error and hypocrisy.
The same can be said for righteousness and peace.
Righteousness is frustrating to fallen man.
He can have no peace without true righteousness.
Man is not equipped to handle these two seemingly incompatible attributes.But our verse says that these two opposing truths
are “met together,” they have “kissed each other.”
When did such a meeting take place?
It could only happen in Christ!
“For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17)
Christ was the conduit who connected
God’s holy righteousness and His overwhelming love and mercy.
God has never had a problem, as we humans know problems.
But if He could have had a problem from the standpoint of human understanding, this is it. How can God be both righteous and merciful at the same time?
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” (Romans 5:1)
He found a way by faith and through Christ.
When Christ was sacrificed on the cross of Calvary,
righteousness and peace kissed each other.
Both sides of God’s essence were satisfied
and salvation was fully wrought!
Happy Valentine’s Day!! 🙂