Jehovah-Tsidkenu | The Lord Our Righteousness

Jehovah-Tsidkenu | The Lord Our Righteousness

As Christians, we all know that righteousness is essential. We understand that because of our sins, we were separated from God and that we needed the righteousness of Christ to come back into a right relationship with Him. But what exactly does it mean for God to be called Jehovah-Tsidkenu, the Lord our righteousness? In this study, we will dive deep into this name of God and gain a better understanding of what it means for our lives.

Jesus is our Righteousness 

The name Jehovah-Tsidkenu appears only once in the Bible, in Jeremiah 23:6. In this passage, the prophet prophesies about the coming of the Messiah: "In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: Jehovah-Tsidkenu." The name itself is a compound word made up of two Hebrew words: Jehovah, the personal name of God, and Tsidkenu, which means righteousness.

So what does it mean for God to be called the Lord our righteousness? It means that He is the source of our righteousness. Our own attempts at righteousness are like filthy rags compared to the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross that we can be declared righteous before God. In other words, God is our righteousness because He is the one who provided it when He became flesh and died for our sins.

But it goes beyond that. Not only does God provide righteousness for us, but He also empowers us to live righteously. Through the Holy Spirit, we can walk in righteousness, not as a means of earning God's favor but as a natural response to the grace that has been given to us. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." Through our union with Christ, we are made new creations, and we can now walk in the righteousness that He has given us.

Furthermore, the name Jehovah-Tsidkenu reminds us that our righteousness is not our own but Christ's. We can boast in the fact that we have been clothed in His righteousness, but we must also recognize that it came at a great cost. The perfect, sinless Son of God took on our sin and became sin for us so that we could be made righteous in Him. When we understand the gravity of what Christ has done for us, it should humble us and cause us to live our lives in reverence and holy fear of God.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the name Jehovah-Tsidkenu is a beautiful reminder of the righteousness that we have been given through Christ. It reminds us that our own attempts at righteousness are futile and that our only hope is in the perfect righteousness of Christ. It also reminds us that our righteousness is not our own but that of Jesus Christ, and that we must live our lives in gratitude and reverence for what He has done for us. May we always remember that "in Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28) and that it is only through Him that we can be declared righteous before God.

The Gospel Message

The Lord Jesus Christ is alive and well today, and able to do all things. All power is given Him, and through His name, we are forgiven, and through the shedding of His blood our sins are remitted, and that His Word stands as true today as it did 2000 years ago. Repentance of one's sins, water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and being baptized with the Holy Ghost is His divine specific plan of salvation.

Blessed and Highly Favored
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