Today we are introduced to Jehovah Tsidekenu in Jeremiah 23:6 where it is translated “THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” He is the one that makes us both morally and legally right in life and before God, putting us in a position of equality with Jesus of whom this prophetic passage speaks. It is not so much a name by which He would be commonly called as it is the provision He has made for us, and for this reason He is called by this title! The previous verse points to Him as “a Branch of righteousness” springing out of the line of David, on His physical side. As a branch of righteousness, like the branch transfers the nourishment of the tree to the developing fruit, His righteousness is transferred to us. In Romans 3:25 we learn that God has set Him “forth to be a propitiation…” which is an atoning sacrifice, an expiatory, or covering like the mercy seat on the ark of the covenant in the Old Testament Tabernacle, “…through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past…” (KJV) Now 1 Corinthians 1:30 tells us that, it is “Christ Jesus who became for us wisdom from God – and righteousness…” And 2 Corinthians builds on this farther saying that God “made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Then Isaiah 45:24 says, “Surely in the Lord I have righteousness and strength…” Again it is His righteousness applied to us, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12. Truly, He alone is our righteousness, Jehovah Tsidekenu!
Our Jehovah God
Part four by Rose Hill
When you try, and try to do what’s right,
And still do stumble in the night.
In Me you can trust and I will bless,
I am Jehovah Tsidekenu your righteousness.
I am that! That’s what I am!
Unless otherwise noted Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright …1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.