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In this Psalm the writer says something that is quite profound. He says, “Lovingkindness and Truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” Love is a good thing. However, it must be applied within the framework of Truth. Otherwise, it is harmful.

If love is applied in a manner that it avoids difficult truths, then it is not love. Many churches avoid passages that teach the difficult Truths because they might offend some people.

Good example of this is the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. The Gospel says that Jesus is the only way to Salvation.  There is no other way.  It is an offensive message to many people.  It is especially offensive to non-Christian religions such as Judaism. The Bible says the Gospel message is “foolishness to the Greeks and a stumbling block to the Jews.”

However, avoiding this truthful message to avoid offending another person is not love. Teaching that there may be other ways to Heaven is sinful because such falsehood may lead a person to Hell.

Love is like a river with banks. The water must be contained by the bank. If the water is not contained, it will overflow and cause damage. Love is like that. If it is not constrained within the framework of Truth, then it becomes distorted and does harm.

Therefore, we must love others within the framework of Truth. We must not avoid Truth, thinking we are being compassionate.  Avoiding Truth is not compassionate.  It is cruel. We may unknowingly be leading another person away from the pathway that leads to Heaven.