What’s In A Name?

A name is the grouping of different letters of the alphabet which represent the identification of a person or object. But it is more than that; someone’s name can tell you a lot about them. Names are important, and you should remember them! Consider one of God’s names that you will want to remember – not because it will make Him feel better, but because it will change your life if you learn about this name. 

Jehovah -Tsidkenu It means Jehovah is Righteous. He is perfect righteousness. He is the Rock. His work is perfect. He is the source of righteousness. He is The Lord Our Righteousness.  Man, on the other hand, has no righteousness – Romans 3:10 “….There is none righteous, no, not one.”  Isaiah 64:6 “…..All our acts of righteousness are as filthy rags….” 
Thank goodness we have OUR God, who IS righteous! And all we need to is call upon our God, and the righteous one Himself will clothe us with righteousness! Isaiah 61:10 ” I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness….” 
Jesus is Our Jehovah-Thidkenu – the Righteous One is made righteousness to us…. ICor. 1:30 and 2 Cor. 5:21 
When Jeremiah spoke the prophecy that contains the statement “….And this is His name by which He will be called, ‘The LORD our righteousness.'”(read Jer. 23:5,6) the kingdom of Judah was about to fall; the land was full of idolatry, oppression, violence and political revolution. In other words – they were a mess. And that’s a lot like us before we meet the Lord (and many, many times afterward!) We cannot establish our own righteousness, but when we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts – our new man is created by Jehovah-Jesus in righteousness. Ephesians 4:24 “And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” He is the one that picks us up when we fall (and fail). He is the one that holds on to you , and will not let you go. 
Names ARE important. Learn one of God’s names today – Jehovah-Tsidkenu… pronounced “sid’…ke…noo.” 
What a marvelous name that God used to describe Himself. He is the Righteous God who has provided for our acceptance before Himself through the cleansing of the blood of Jesus Christ. Even when we aren’t behaving so righteously, He remains our righteousness. And since He is IN us then we become righteous through Him. When you talk to God today, thank Him for being your Jehovah Tsidkenu, your righteousness. 
Beloved – Have a blessed week,
Pastor Sherry