Jeremiah 23:5-6 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
What is in a name?
What we are called and what we are known for are not always the same. To look at the names given our God. We can be encouraged that He is all these and more!
As we read our Bibles today, Abba Father watches us; watches over us and allows us to see things that we not have seen before. Maybe one’s understanding becomes open to His love, His mercy, His grace, or His forgiveness.
Jehovah-Tsidkenu – The LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS – is a name that ought to cause every child of God to rejoice. We have the privilege of seeing the fulfillment of the prophecy given to the Jews. Not only to view, but also to take part.
When we get saved, we receive His righteousness. The LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS becomes the LORD MY RIGHTEOUSNESS. One day, the Jewish people will come to know Him as their Jehovah-Tsidkenu. Their eyes will be opened to what they missed those thousands of years prior.
El-Chuwl means the ‘God who gave you birth’ appears in the Word of God here:
Isaiah 43:1-3“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.”
Psalm 139:13-18 “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”
Oh, how joyful I am to know the new birth in Jesus Christ. That which came alive in my and also that which died gives me much to rejoice! Adrian Rogers tells of these names and their meanings here.
We ought to take the time to meditate on the very name and its meaning in our life. Jehovah-Shalom – The God of Peace can be your God of peace when you need it. He can be all what you need Him to be – He promised:
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Today, let God supply what we lack. Take your petitions to Him. He is all that He says He is – and more!