The Lord is Who is Righteousness
One of the most beautiful names of God is a prophetic name given in the Old Testament, a reference to the coming Messiah–Jehovah Tsidkenu–The Lord Who is our Righteousness. It’s reference: “’The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will raise up for David 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.’” Jeremiah 23:5,6 If that doesn’t send a reverberation of excitement and a shout of joy through your soul, then I don’t know what will.
God foretold, through the prophet Jeremiah, that there would be a day that a King would come (getting excited again) and do what is right and just and would save. And again referenced in Jeremiah 33: “‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which [he] will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’” Jeremiah 33:15,16 Hallelujah! That right there is something to sing and dance and shout about!
Jesus, the Son of God, the perfect Lamb, the perfect Sacrifice, the Priest of priests, the King of kings, the Lord or lords, the only One worthy to open the scroll in Revelation 5:5, this same Jesus is The Lord Who is our Righteousness. Jesus is Jehovah Tsidkenu! HE is our righteousness! Romans 3:10 says, “As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one;…’”. But…, “It is because of [God] that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
Today, remember: Jesus, who came for the salvation of the Jews, has extended His incomprehensible grace to us, the gentiles (Romans 1:16) and because of His grace and mercy, we may know His righteousness, too! He is our Jehovah Tsidkenu! Glory be to God!