"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS."
(Jeremiah 23:5, 6 KJV)
Jehovah-Tsidkenu means "The Lord Our Righteousness." He is straight, stiff and balanced as if on scales. He is full weight with justice and righteousness to declare innocence of any or all and He is always right.
A question we might ask ourselves is "what exactly is righteousness?” We can describe righteousness as being morally right, blameless, guiltless, holy, innocent, just or sinless. But none of us would use these adjectives to describe ourselves, yet each one of these words describes Our Awesome God and all His actions. Even in His judgment of Israel, God had a plan to restore them to Himself. He will always do what is right on our behalf because of His righteousness and His great love for us. It says in Deuteronomy 32:4, “He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He”.
Jehovah-Tsidkenu, then, is and will be a wonderful judge, dispensing decisions that are strict enough without being too strict and, unlike our present judges, He will know if that person really did what he/she is accused of and why they did it. He will not take bribes or be forced into doing something wrong. He is Our Awesome God. He will know what is right for each person and sin, and He will pass sentence accordingly.
Won't it be wonderful to be judged by someone who knows the truth without any of the evidence, found or not. Our Awesome God doesn't need any evidence to know what was done and who is guilty. And we Christians will truly be free of our sinful natures and be made morally right, blameless, guiltless, holy, innocent, just and sinless. Praise the LORD!. We Christians will WIN! Know the BIBLE and Our Awesome God.
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we have Bible Study along with AWANA for children (September through May) until 7:30 PM. Our programs include Home Bible Studies and a Wednesday Prayer Meeting but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all.
Flo & Bill