A look at Psalm 85: 8-10

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Aug 30, 2015
Psalm 85:8-10
Complete Jewish Bible

"Show us your grace, Adonai; I am listening. What will God, Adonai, say? For he will speak peace to his people, to his holy ones —
but only if they don’t relapse into folly. grant us your salvation. His salvation is near for those who fear him, so that glory will be in our land.
Grace and truth have met together; justice and peace have kissed each other."

One can only wonder what the Psalmist is saying here. It was dedicated to the sons of Korach, the ones that did not rebel against Moses. Through the influence of the Holy Spirit, we see Yeshua here.

"Show us, your grace, Adonai, I am listening"

Grace is something not deserved, and we, as lost sinners, all deserve the fires of hell, yet, if "we are listening" and by "listening" it is to "hear and obey" just as the "Shema" says; "Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad"

"Adonai will speak Shalom to His people and to his Tzadikim"

Who are the people of Adonai? All those that will come to Him. It started out with Israel and has included all that would follow in faith the KING of kings and LORD of lords. Yeshua came to speak peace (shalom) so that we would have "peace of spirit". A "tzadik" is a righteous person, where does a person gain righteousness? through faith and trust in Yeshua, in His complete work of redemption through His blood, then follow his commandments, thus living a "life of righteousness" (right-doing).

Only if they don't lapse into folly, grant us your YESHUAH (salvation)

If we were ignorant before, if we were of the world and the things of the world before, living a life of sin and folly, then, once we meet the Messiah Yeshua, then, we all should change. Adonai DID indeed grant us His Only Son, Yeshua, to be a sacrifice for sin, God himself in the flesh, stretched out his arms and received the nails, spilled his blood and cried out; "It is finished!" What? the Torah? the commandments? NO, the curse of sin and death was finished. Our sins were nailed to the cross, not the Torah.

"His Yeshuah is near to those who fear HIM! so that the glory will be in our land"

We fear Yeshua in a reverential way, to fear is to respect and honor HIM who is King of kings, and creator of all that exists. The Glory of Adonai was Yeshua himself who came to his land, the land of Israel. He came and lived for 30 some years, healed the sick, taught the Torah, and paid the price of our sins with his blood. God's glory was the Shekinah that was above the Ark of the Covenant and above the Tabernacle. HIs glory was on Mt. Sinai in the cloud and fire. His glory was the presence of Yeshua himself. Even Ezekiel saw the "Glory of the LORD" (Ezekiel 1:26-28) . His glory is with every believer in the person of the Holy Spirit.

"Grace and truth have met together; justice and peace have kissed each other."

Grace, truth, justice, peace are all related and are together. Chen, Emet, Tzedek, Shalom. Met together, kissed each other, same, same, just another way of saying "united as ONE (Echad) Yeshua Chen, Yeshua HaEmet, Yeshua HaTzadik, Yeshua HaShalom. Yeshua has given us all grace, and righteousness, His truth is His Word, and we have inner peace.

Ben Avraham

"Your WORD is a Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path"
Feb 9, 2020
His Justice and Righteousness kissed at the cross. His Righteousness was the stake that held it in place. His Justice is the cross member that stretched out His Son's hands to the world, offering Salvation to those who would believe and accept His sacrifice to forgive our sins

Isaiah 28 portrays the cross and tells us Justice is the measuring line or cross member and righteousness is the plumb stake. His Justice and Righteousness kissed on the cross when His Son accomplished our Salvation.

16 Therefore the Adonay YHVH says, “Behold, I lay in Zion for a Foundation a Stone, a tried Stone, a precious Cornerstone of a sure Foundation. He who believes shall not panic. 17 I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plumb line. The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. 18 Your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand. When the overflowing scourge passes through, then you will be trampled down by it.

Verse 16 is clearly about the Son which the New Testament tells us.
Feb 9, 2020
Psalm 89:14 tells us Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of His throne which represents His Authority. Mercy and Truth also met on the cross with His Son fulfilling His law in giving His life to save us and providing mercy to those who would believe.

Psalm 89:14 Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Mercy and truth go before Your face.
Feb 9, 2020
Psalm 85 is the Holy Spirit praying to the Father. He is praying in plural because He is united with or indwells believers and is praying in union with us.
Feb 9, 2020
Paul speaks of His Righteousness and Justice meeting on the cross like this in Roman's 3 from the HNV version.

21 But now apart from the law, a righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified by the Torah and the Prophets; 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Yeshua the Messiah to all and on all those who believe. For there is no distinction, 23 for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Messiah Yeshua, 25 Whom God sent to be an atoning Sacrifice through faith in His blood, for a demonstration of His righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God’s forbearance; 26 to demonstrate His righteousness at this present time, that He might Himself be just and the Justifier of him who has faith in Yeshua.

the Son sacrificing His life on the cross demonstrates the Righteousness and Justice of YAH in providing our salvation through faith in Him.