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Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness And 48 Righteous Scriptures

Yahweh Tsidqenu is the Hebrew name of God meaning the Lord our righteousness.

This name is also known as Jehovah Tsidqenu.

The word "Tsidkenu" is derived from "Tsedek" and means "righteousness," "right," "honest," accurate," justice", "truth," or "integrity."

Come explore with me and see what the bible says about Yahweh Tsidenu and righteousness.

The Lord our righteousness

Righteousness means that you and I are in right standing with God. Our sinful natures are measured against God's holy nature. The source of all righteousness is Yahweh. He alone is perfect and righteous. We need to be perfect and righteous so that we can be in right standing with God but Yahweh Tsidqenu or the more modern form of this name, Jehovah Tsidqenu, knew that we are helpless in this regard. So He sent His Son Jesus Christ to redeem us from our lost state and bring us into a personal relationship with Him.

Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness

And this will be his name:

‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.’

In that day Judah will be saved,

and Israel will live in safety. Jeremiah 23:6.

Pronouncing The Hebrew name of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu: yah-WEH tsid-KAY-nu

This is Day 26 of a 30 Day study on The Names Of God. If you haven't read the introduction yet, please start HERE

Understanding the Name Of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness:

Yahweh Tsidqenu is a name that expresses the righteous character of God. It is also found written as Jehovah Tsidqenu. God does not keep righteousness to Himself; He makes it available to us through Jesus (Yeshua‘) so that the Bible appropriately calls Him, “my righteous God” or “the LORD our righteousness.”

LORD our righteousness in Hebrew:

We first see this name for God in Jeremiah 23. We read in the book of Jeremiah that God pronounced judgment against Israel. During this time Jeremiah was constantly calling the people and the kings of Judah to repent and live righteous lives.

Apparently, the priests had not been doing a good job of looking after the Israelite's spiritual needs and therefore only a remnant remained faithful to God. But God gave them the promise of a righteous Branch (Jesus) who would bring restoration.

It is only through the Lord sending His Son that we can be made righteous. Jesus Christ became sin for us so that we could become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). When we turn and repent, we are cleansed of our sins. “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:22).

“For the time is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will raise up a righteous descendant from King David’s line.

He will be a King who rules with wisdom. He will do what is just and right throughout the land.

6 And this will be his name: ‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.' In that day Judah will be saved, and Israel will live in safety.

“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Jeremiah 23:5-6, 31:33.

This prophecy has now been fulfilled in Jesus. Read Romans 3:21-25.

But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. 22 We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.

The Lord is my righteousness

Right, let's look at the facts, there is absolutely nothing that we can do to pay for our sins. It is impossible to not sin. We can never be holy enough to come into God's presence unless we are covered by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus.

But God loves you and me so very much. We read yesterday about Yahweh Hesed HERE that He is a God of forgiveness and loving-kindness. God loves us so much that He provided a way for us to come into His presence for all eternity once we confess Jesus as our Lord and savior.

When we turn our lives over to God, He sets our feet firmly on the path of righteousness. Keep on that path! (Proverbs 4:11) When you take a detour, confess immediately so that you can stay right with God.

Make every effort to say no to sin. Don't let it distract you from all the promises of God (we will look at the promises below!). When you live a righteous life it provides a path for God to bring blessings. Sometimes sin can cause big boulders to get in the way of God's blessing. So make Psalm 51:10 a regular prayer.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Renew a loyal spirit within me.

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What does the bible say about righteousness?

Have you ever wondered how many times righteousness is mentioned in the Bible?

The word righteous has been written approximately 558 times in the Bible. I enjoyed researching the Hebrew name of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu, and to complement this research I thought you might enjoy reading, learning, writing, and praying through 48 scriptures on righteousness.

Scriptures on righteousness

  1. Proverbs 21:21: Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor.

  2. 1 Timothy 6:11: But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

  3. Galatians 6:7: Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

  4. Proverbs 21:2: A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

  5. Matthew 6:33: A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

  6. Psalm 112:6: Surely the righteous will never be shaken, they will be remembered forever.

  7. Psalm 34:15: Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.

  8. Galatians 6:9: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

  9. 1 Thessalonians 5:15: Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

  10. 2 Corinthians 5:21: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

  11. Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

  12. Titus 2:11-12: For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age.

  13. Psalm 1:1: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.

  14. James 5:16: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

  15. Psalm 119:10: With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!

  16. James 4:8: Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

  17. Matthew 5:6: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

  18. Psalm 37:5-6: Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.

  19. Psalm 34:19: Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

  20. Isaiah 54:17: “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

  21. Proverbs 22:6: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

  22. Psalm 139:23-24: Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

  23. Hebrews 12:11: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

  24. Matthew 5:10: Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  25. Isaiah 61:10: I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

  26. 2 Corinthians 9:10: Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.

  27. Matthew 5:14: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

  28. 1 Peter 2:24: “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds, you have been healed.”

  29. Isaiah 33:22: For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.

  30. Malachi 4:2: But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.

  31. 1 Peter 3:12: For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

  32. Exodus 15:26: If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.

  33. Proverbs 4:11: I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

  34. Romans 5:1: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

  35. Proverbs 10:20: The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

  36. Isaiah 26:9: My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.

  37. Romans 6:13: Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.

  38. Job 23: 10-11: But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.

  39. Psalm 46:8: The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.

  40. Acts 10:34-35: Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.”

  41. 1 Corinthians 15:34: Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.

  42. Galatians 2:21: I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!

  43. Titus 3:5: He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

  44. Proverbs 10:28: The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

  45. 1 John 3:4: Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

  46. Psalm 25:8-9: Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

  47. Isaiah 26:8: Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

  48. 2 Timothy 4:7-8: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me but also to all who have longed for his appearing.

That is quite a long list of Bible verses on righteousness. Don't let them overwhelm you!

I sometimes use them during my time of prayer. I tend to use the A.C.T.S method of prayer which means I take time to 1. Adore God, 2. Confess my sins, 3. Thank Him for all He has done for me, and 4. Supplication- I present my requests to God. These Bible verses on righteousness help me to pray through all 4 parts of the acronym.

Applying the name of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness to your life:

How does knowing God as Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness affect your life?

To help you answer this question I have prepared a Free sample printable for you to use as you explore the names of God. It contains a list of 30 names of God and their meanings. You will find it in our Resource Library Here.

So who is Yahweh Tsidqenu to you?

How does knowing God as Yahweh Tsidqenu impact your life?

How can you grow in your Christian walk by understanding God as Yahweh Tsidqenu?

Praying the Name Of God, Yahweh Tsidqenu :

When you pray the word of God, you are praying His words of truth into your situation. It is the same when you pray the names of God. When you understand the meaning of the specific name of God and pray it over your situation-it is declaring His power over it. It certainly will build your faith and expectation of God to move in it.

When you pray God's name, you are declaring the truth of who God is and you are proclaiming His power at work in your life. And when you pray to Yahweh Tsidqenu, you are praying to the One who has intervened on your behalf to restore you to His fellowship.

Let's Pray:

Yahweh Tsidqenu, thank you for loving me so much that you sent Your Son Jesus to die on the cross to wash my sins whiter than snow and clothe me in Your righteousness. Show me where I need to repent so that I can walk uprightly with You. I surrender my will, plans and all that concerns me into Your hands. Show me Your path of righteousness and don't let me take any detours. Amen.

I hope you enjoyed learning all about the Lord our righteousness in Hebrew and what the Bible has to say about righteousness.

Names of God Bible Study

If you are intrigued by the names of God, you will love the Names of God study. Studying the names of God will impact your life. You will be encouraged by them and your faith can only grow deeper and stronger as you discover that God sees you as His treasure. He delights in you!

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I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts as you work your way through this Scripture plan. You can connect with me via emailkaren@scripturalgrace.comor on our FACEBOOKpage.

Come back tomorrow as we unpack the name, Ish-Husband.

It's all about His grace

xx Karen.



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