Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.~ Psalm 85:10 (NKJV)
Like two long lost friends who have finally been reunited, in Christ, mercy and truth are perfectly united together. The Psalmist eagerly anticipates the blessed coming together of two such divine attributes. In Christ mercy and truth are upheld. In Christ righteousness and peace are both equally attainable. In Christ mercy and truth find a home.
Mercy without truth is compromise and truth without mercy is condemnation. Neither do real justice to the other when kept apart. In Christ alone do these two beautiful perfections find their way into blessed harmony with one another, and therefore like a loving couple who have long been apart, at last they kiss the perfect kiss.