Getting To Know God

Jehovah Tsidkenu

The LORD Our Righteousness - The Branch - The Root Of David - The Impeccable Righteousness Of God

The chief issue with the human race is stated in Psalm 14:2 and Romans 3:10 – None are righteous. No, not one. This means that no one is acceptable in the eyes of God. This means that no one is worthy or qualified to dwell with God in His presence. This means that no one is able to go to heaven. The only other alternative is hell! This is a MASSIVE problem indeed, and it’s one that EVERY human being faces. Thankfully, the Bible teaches that God addressed this problem by Himself. Since He knows that we cannot muster up anything pleasing in His sight because of our sinful nature, He revealed Himself as Jehovah Tsidkenu. He becomes our righteousness on our behalf, and the manner in which He offers His perfectly pure brand of righteousness in order to address the issue that keeps us from His kingdom, is very specific. God’s righteousness is only available through one channel – from the Branch of God, which produces fruit that can only come from God, also known as the Root of David and the Messiah of Israel. This month we’ll look at how God reveals His perfect righteousness through His Messiah, Jesus Christ, in order to address the issue of our spiritual depravity.

The Roots Of Goodness

1

Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed [it was] very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 1:31

Completeness

2

[He is] the Rock, His work [is] perfect; for all His ways [are] justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright [is] He.

Deuteronomy 32:4

The LORD Repay You

3

"The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge."

Ruth 2:12

Proven Perfection

4

[As for] God, His way [is] perfect; the word of the LORD [is] proven; He [is] a shield to all who trust in Him.

2 Samuel 22:31

Who Measures Up?

5

Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker? If He puts no trust in His servants, [if] He charges His angels with error, how...

Job 4:17-19

The Cry Of Righteous Faith

6

Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in [my] distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 4:1

Our Connection To God's Righteousness

7

The statutes of the LORD [are] right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD [is] pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD [is] clean...

Psalm 19:8-9

The Right Path

8

Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps [our] pathway.

Psalm 85:13

He Is Coming!

9

For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.

Psalm 96:13

No Additives Needed

10

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does [it], that men should fear before Him.

Ecclesiastes 3:14

Perfect Beauty

11

In that day the Branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth [shall be] excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped.

Isaiah 4:2

The Source Of God's Fruit

12

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and...

Isaiah 11:1-2

Open Eyes

13

I, the LORD, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles...

Isaiah 42:6-7

Perfect Connection

14

"Behold, [the] days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and...

Jeremiah 23:5-6

The Proposal

15

I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, in lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness...

Hosea 2:19-20

The Man Named BRANCH

16

Then speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying: "Behold, the Man whose name [is] the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, and He...

Zechariah 6:12

Fulfilling All Righteousness

17

But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit [it to be so] now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him. When He had been...

Matthew 3:15-17

Convicting The World

18

"And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: "of sin, because they do not believe in Me; "of righteousness...

John 16:8-11

Revelation Through Faith

19

But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in...

Romans 3:21-22

Demonstration Of Righteousness

20

Whom God set forth [as] a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins...

Romans 3:25-26

Glory In The LORD

21

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God--and righteousness and sanctification and redemption-- that, as it is written...

1 Corinthians 1:30-31

Becoming Righteous

22

For He made Him who knew no sin [to be] sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Corinthians 5:21

How You Can Be New

23

And that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness…

Ephehsians 4:24

Not Our Own...

24

And be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which [is] from the law, but that which [is] through faith in Christ...

Philippians 3:9

Good In Us

25

That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus…

Philemon 1:6

Death And Life

26

Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 2:24

If He Didn't Spare Them...

27

For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast [them] down to hell and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not...

2 Peter 2:4-5

Perfect From The Beginning

28

And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one...

2 John 1:5-6

Doing Good

29

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

3 John 1:11

Faithful To Judge Rightly

30

Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

Revelation 19:11

The Root And Offspring

31

"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."

Revelation 22:16

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