Unfailing love and truth have met on their way;
righteousness and peace have kissed one another.
Truth will spring from the earth like a plant,
and justice will look down from the sky.
God’s loyal love and truth joined in the act of salvation to bring restoration to the human soul. Think for a minute about the qualities of Father God’s care for his children. He offers us love, truth, righteousness and peace; all the beauty of God’s Kingdom is made available to us in Christ. It is the work of righteousness to make us ready and prepared for Christ’s Second Coming.
In ancient culture a kiss was a fairly common form of greeting. In our passage today, righteousness and peace kiss like two friends who had been separated from one another for a very long time. Because of the righteous sacrifice of Christ to die for our sins, we are reunited and connected in peace with God. This understanding should fill every heart with joy!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for bringing righteousness to prepare my soul for your return. May I embrace all that you offer in your love, truth, righteousness, and peace, today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.