God’s grace and truth (Psalm 57-61)

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17)

Grace and truth. These two words are the Greek equivalent to two words often found in the Old Testament. In the CSB, they are translated, “faithful love” and “truth.”

The ESV translates them “steadfast love” and “faithfulness.” (The CSB also translates “truth” as “faithfulness” at times).

However you translate these words, they came to us through Jesus Christ and his cross.

Even so, these things were present for God’s people in the Old Testament, because God’s people were looking forward to the day when their Messiah would come. All that you see in the tabernacle and the tabernacle sacrifices and rituals pointed to him.

And so David could sing about God’s grace and truth, which he did quite often.

God sends his faithful love and truth. (57:3)

For your faithful love is as high as the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches the clouds. (57:10)

God in his steadfast love will meet me.  (59:10, ESV)

But I will sing of your strength
and will joyfully proclaim
your faithful love in the morning. (59:16)

Appoint faithful love and truth to guard him (the king, that is, David himself). (61:7)

God indeed has sent his grace and truth to us in Jesus.

His grace toward us is as high as the heavens and his faithfulness to the clouds.

And God in his grace meets with us.

So let us sing of his grace every morning of our lives.

And let us ask that he would appoint his grace and truth to guard over us each day.





About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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