Names of God: Yahweh Tsidqenuw
We often forget. We see throughout history the Israelites and the church forgetting. We need to be reminded often of who God is in Scripture, church history and in our lives and churches.
The names of God are important because these names are not just what God does, it is who He is. I hope this will encourage you as you are reminded of how good, great, and awesome our God is.
Yahweh is the Hebrew Name for God. It is "I AM". It is used over 6000 times in the Old Testament. It was such a holy name that the Jews would not even say it.
Tsidqenuw means righteousness.
5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ (Jeremiah 23:5-6)
16 In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ (Jeremiah 33:16)
What it reminds me? We are righteous not because of what we do, but because of what Christ has done. 2 Corinthians 5:21 reminds us that Christ took our sin upon him and He gives us His righteousness. Today let's look up to God rather than inside ourselves to find a righteousness that changes us from the inside out.