Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Peace and the righteous kiss

When peace was born to us
Isaiah 9:6 (OT)
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Job 22:21-22 (OT)
Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.

Proverbs 16:7 (OT)
When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.

He was chastised for our peace
The deceitful kiss - When strife and envy meet

Proverbs 27:6 (OT)
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Isaiah 53:5 (OT)
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Luke 22:48 (NT)
But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”

The holy kiss - When mercy and truth meet
Psalm 85:10 (OT)
Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.

2 Corinthians 13:12 (NT)
Greet one another with a holy kiss...

Luke 7:45 (NT)
You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in.

Romans 13:13 (NT)
Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.

Matthew 5:6 (NT)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

Isaiah 26:2 (OT)
Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.

Let us walk the narrow way, properly with eyes open, as in the day, that the nations may follow Him in truth. Hunger and thirst for righteousness and be filled. To those who He has hard won through His merciful grace, receive the kiss of peace. A peace not as the world gives (John 14:27), so let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Beloved, submit to His love and be at peace with him. Receive His holy kiss, the kiss of righteousness and peace.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Forgiveness, Sacrifice, Justice

Romans 12:19
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.

2 Corinthians 2:10
Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,...

1 John 4:9
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

Forgiveness is a two way street. Do it even when you feel an injustice has been done. Do it even when you must sacrifice for the injustice. Do it even when he's your only begotten son. Do it because He did it for us all, that we might live through Him.... Oh, and in case you missed it beloved... Forgiveness is there for OUR OWN sake.
~ Chris