Daily Devotional – Lord of Our Righteousness

By on September 11, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Jeremiah 23: 4-8. Jehovah Tsidkenu is our redeemer and savior. He is our righteous and worthy King. The leader whose wise counsel and justice shall justify His reign. 

4 I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will raise up for David[a] a righteous Branch,
a King who will reign wisely
    and do what is just and right in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved
    and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called:
    The Lord Our Righteous Savior.

“So then, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.”

Tsidkenu derived, means “to be stiff,” “to be straight,” or “righteous” in Hebrew. When the two words are combined – Jehovah Tsidkenu – it can be translated as “The Lord Who is our Righteousness.”

The prophecy in Jeremiah of Jesus, our savior, and righteousness speaks to a God that is in the business of saving. God has always come to the rescue like a father to their crying child. Jesus came to save our sins and save us from ourselves. The earthly kings that had reigned over Israel and Judah had plundered the people and sought to serve themselves. Jesus came to serve His creation.

In order for Jesus, our sacrifice to be our righteousness, He needed to be righteous Himself. God spoke of sending our savior, the only one that that would be worthy of purchasing our right standing with God. Do you have a right standing with God? 

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for Jesus our holy and righteous savior. Thank you for sending of yourself, and providing our salvation. I cry out to you today, that Jesus is worthy of praise and honor. The lamb that was promised and slain for our sake.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – Lord of Our Righteousness