Day 130: Jehovah Tsidkenu (May 10)

Jehovah Tsidkenu means:  The Lord our Righteousness

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 Righteousness.  Jeremiah 23:6

Who can be righteous on their own?  No one.  God is our Righteousness.  It is through Jesus alone, we are saved.  It was by His stripes we were healed.  It is He alone, Who lived a sinless life.

The moral of the story:  Stop striving to be righteous on your own.  Stop trying to achieve His love because He’s already made a way.  He lived the only life worthy of such a sacrifice.  He alone is God our Righteousness.

Take a moment and let the Righteousness of Jesus wash over you.  Stop for a moment and see Who He really is.  See the full scope of what He achieved on the cross.  Not one of us can provide what He has provided.  Not one of us is capable of reaching the Father, except through Him.  He is the Way.  He is the Truth. He is the Life.

We all sin and fall short of the glory of God.  It is through Jehovah Tsidkenu that we are able to be sanctified and it was He Who created a bridge to heaven.  He made the way.

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

Let that sink in for a minute.  He who had no sin became sin for us.  Have you ever had a moment in your life, when you felt you were treated unjustly?  Well friend, I think maybe you need to lay down that right.  I am convicted by this verse.  I have felt unjustly treated many times, but the longer and more closely I walk with Jesus, the more I see that I have no right to demand my rights.  If I want to walk like He did, then I know He Who sees, is also He Who is my righteousness.  He knows.  My reward is in heaven.  No matter how things fall on this earth, I know I will receive a reward in heaven.  No matter how poorly I may be treated by people, I know God loves me.  I lay down my rights, at the cross.  I lay it down to receive His righteousness.

God, I lay down my rights to walk in Your righteousness.  You alone are righteous.  You make me holy.  Everything I am or have comes from You.  Thank You for being all I need.  Thank You for laying down Your rights, that I might walk in Your righteousness with You.  You are love.  I adore You, in Jesus name, Amen.

Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.  Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.  Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret- it leads only to evil.  For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.  Psalm 37:1-9