March 17, Reading 2 – Psalm 85, 86


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SAA Notes

The sons of Korah beg God for revival! Can we do any less today? Consider what David says about God in 86:5, 15. How can such knowledge help you persevere with God in prayer?

SJA Notes

“Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.” 85 v10

How good that we can see this happening throughout God’s word.

We can see it in the saving of Moses as a little bub, and his journey back to Egypt, in the Lord choosing and calling him, in his leading Israel out of slavery to the promised land.

We can see it in Rahab, a prostitute, of Jericho. A people who had rejected God. She believed, she feared the Lord – And her faith was rewarded, and she became part of God’s blessing of all nations through Abraham.

We can see it in a foreigner, a moabite, a people from the loins of Lot – Who traded wisdom for folly and lived in Sodum – This woman, Ruth, grasped hold of the faith of her mother-in-law Naomi, and was grafted into the line of David, and of Jesus!

We see it in David, who had a heart after God’s own heart. A shepherd of the people, who points us to Jesus. We see it in his own knowledge and love for Jesus – My Lord said to THE Lord …

And ultimately, we see God’s steadfast love and faithfulness meet in Jesus. In Him, the Saviour King, we see righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Like Melchizedek (Hebrews 7), Jesus is the king of righteousness AND of peace.

And what’s more, His people obtain His righteousness and peace.

Romans 3 v22 says, “… The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.”

John 14 v27 says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.”

Jesus makes us right, His rightness placed over us before God! AND He gives us peace, like nothing the world can give!

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

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