Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God.
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." 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 Name: 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 Israelites 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 sin. “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:22).
Jeremiah 23:5-6, 31:33.
“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.
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.
Right, let's look at the facts, there is absolutely nothing that we can do to pay for our sin. 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 blessing. 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.
Read below some Bible verses from both the Olt Testament and the New Testament that teach about righteousness.
Bible Verses about Righteousness:
Proverbs 12:21: Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
1 Timothy 6:11: But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Galatians 6:7: Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Proverbs 21:2: A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.
Matthew 6:33: A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.
Psalm 112:6: Surely the righteous will never be shaken, they will be remembered forever.
Psalm 34:15: Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Psalm 119:10: 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.
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.
Matthew 5:6: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
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.
Psalm 34:19: 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.
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.
Psalm 52:22: “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.
Romans 1:17: “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.
Proverbs 22:6: Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
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.
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.
Matthew 5:10: Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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.
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.
Matthew 5:14: 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proverbs 4:11: I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
Romans 5:1: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 10:20: The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
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.
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.
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.
Psalm 46:8: The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
Proverbs 10:38: The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
1 John 3:4: Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.
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.
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.
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.
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?
I have prepared a free printable for you to use as you explore the names of God. You will find it in our Resource Library Here.
This page has prompts for you to use as you prayerfully meditate on the names of God.
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.
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.
We will be using these bible verses in the month of January 2021 as our daily devotionals in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. Come join us there and join me every day for the next 5 days here as we unpack each name of God in a daily blog and I will try and explain how to pronounce the Hebrew Names Of God too. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org on our FACEBOOKpage.
Come back tomorrow as we unpack the name, Ish-Husband.
It's all about His grace
Here is the list of blog posts about 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning: Introduction, 30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning (Free Printable) HERE
DAY 1. Elohim: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 2. Yahweh: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 3. El Roi-The God Who Sees Me: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 4. El Shaddai-The All-Sufficient One, God Almighty: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 5. El Olam-The Everlasting God Or The Eternal God: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 6. Yahweh-Yireh-The Lord Will Provide: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 7. Adoni-Lord And Master: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HER
DAY 8. Yahweh Rapha-The Lord Who Heals: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 9. Yahweh Nissi-The Lord Is My Banner: Biblical Meaning & Praying The Names Of God HERE DAY 10. El Kanna-Consuming Fire, Jealous God: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 11. Yahweh Shalom-The Lord Is Peace HERE
DAY 12. Qedosh Yisrael-Holy One Of Israel: Biblical Meaning (Pronouncing) And Praying The Names Of God HERE
Day 13. Yahweh Tsuri-The Lord Is My Rock: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE Day 14 Yahweh Roi-The Lord Is My Shepherd: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE DAY 15 El Elyon-God Most High: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 18. Magen-The Lord Is My Shield: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 19. Migdal-Oz-My Strong Tower: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 20. Atik Yomin-The Ancient Of Days: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 21. Basileus Basileon-The King Of Kings: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 22. El Sali-The Lord Is My Strength: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 23. Yatsar-The Potter: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE.
DAY 24. Abba, Pater-Father: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 25. Yahweh Hesed-God Of Forgiveness: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE
DAY 26. Yahweh Tsidqenu-The Lord Our Righteousness: Biblical Meaning And Praying The Names Of God HERE