Tuesdays with Edwards!

So that though it may in some sense be said that mercy overcame justice, and rejoices against judgment; yet in Christ Jesus justice rather willingly yields to mercy. Justice withdraws its hands, and goes away satisfied, without the blood of God’s offending people; because ’tis satisfied in the blood of their surety. For in Christ Jesus, “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other” (Psalms 85:10).

Jonathan Edwards, “Undeserved Mercy,” Sermons and Discourses, ed. M.X. Lesser. The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 19 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001) p. 640.

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