God completely cares for his chosen. He not only meets our physical and fiscal needs, but he also meets our need for righteousness and safety. In Jeremiah, The people of Judah were being warned of the impending destruction that was to come. But in the midst of the news, Jeremiah reminded the people that it was God that was our righteousness and our safety. What a refreshing promise to a people that had turned away from God’s leadership and blessing. The amazing truth remains; it is always God that provides our righteousness and our safety and protection.
Whether the people of Judah or us, it is still God that provides our safety, our security and our righteousness. We will never be able to be good enough, or righteous enough–to carry the day. Still, while we are meeting each day’s battles, God provides that safety and the righteousness we need to stay in fellowship with him, and enjoy his blessing and protection. It is HIS righteousness that allows us to live as His chosen. It is His righteousness–that allows us to communicate and rely upon Him. In Romans 5– Paul tells us, “God demonstrated his love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” That promise brings us hope, that promise brings us safety. It is the sacrifice he made, that brings us His righteousness. Jehovah Tsidkenu–God our Righteousness!!!
God Bless You
6 And this will be his name:
‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.’[a]
In that day Judah will be saved,
and Israel will live in safety.
16 In those days Judah will be saved,
And Jerusalem will dwell safely.
And this is the name by which she will be called:
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.