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   Morning Thoughts by Elder Philip Conley

Psalm 85:10, "Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other."

This morning, these expressions are very precious to the Lord's children as they journey through life's uneven pathways. When one looks at the world, there is no mercy or truth meeting together. In fact, these concepts are alien and foreign to the world.  Righteousness and peace will never be found in the world either.

There was one Person that these traits were found in in their fullness. That Person is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. When He made atonement for our sins, He fulfilled all the righteousness that was in
the law, was full of grace and truth, had mercy on His people, and brought peace to the Father on behalf of His brethren. When one looks at these traits, they are not generally found together. When someone has truth and righteousness, generally mercy and grace are not on the scene. Likewise, when someone finds grace
and mercy, justice may not be served.  

However, we should we thankful this morning that Christ fulfilled and paid our price by suffering the justice of the Father on our behalf. He did it out of love for us, and our sentence has been forever removed from us. And, on top of that, He did it gladly (with mercy and peace).  It would have been enough to have a saviour save us, even if he had not wanted to. However, He did it gladly and was not ashamed to call us His brethren.  Indeed, our Lord is exceeding abundantly bountiful to us, giving us more than we could ever ask or think.  He paid the ultimate price, and by doing so, gave us more than these finite minds can possibly comprehend.

In Hope,

Bro Philip