6. JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU: “Jehovah, our righteousness.”

Because the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I shall raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, “The Lord our Righteousness”, Jer. 23:5.6.

MEANING: Rendering justice and making suitable; to justify, declare innocent, or to acquit.

TSEDEK: This literal application of the Word has to do with full weights or measures; from this idea is derived the meanings right toward God; righteousness and justice.

Israel was commanded to walk in the paths of righteousness and to offer the sacrifices of righteousness, putting their trust in the Lord. Nevertheless, Jehovah, who is perfectly righteous, cannot overlook the lack of righteousness in man, for “He will by no means clear the guilty” Num. 14:18.

It was prophesied by Isaiah that “in the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified” Isa 45:25. Jesus is that righteousness for both the Jews and the Gentiles; it is bestowed upon us as a free gift through faith.

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU reveals to us the method and the measure of our acceptance before God, cleansed in the blood of the Lamb and clothed with the white robe of the righteousness of Him who is Jehovah-Jesus.

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