In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it[a] will be called:
The Lord Our Righteous Savior.’ Jeremiah 33:16
Our verse today refers to the Lord as a “Righteous Savior”.
So if we add this to what we talked about yesterday, God is our Righteous Savior and Defender.
Here is my question, is righteous an adjective or a noun. It is a description or an idea?
Righteousness is a noun, originally from the word, “tsedeq”. Since this is a noun it is fair to say that God is righteousness and God is Savior.
Is He righteous because He is savior, or a Savior because He is righteous?
Let’s look to some more verses in Jeremiah to help us explore this question.
Jeremiah is prophesying about what is come for Israel and Judah and at the end He is speaks of the Lord compassion.
For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.’” Jeremiah 33:26
I know we’ve talked about it before, but as much as we don’t think compassion and righteousness go together, when we are speaking about our one true God they absolutely do. (the psalms are a great example of this!)
I’ve actually talked about our righteousness and God’s righteousness before in a few others posts (in terms of our faith).
Man is not righteous, only God is, and since God sent Jesus (who is righteous) to SAVE us we are seen righteous in God’s eyes.
But only through the resurrecting power of Jesus Christ.
This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile Romans 3:22
Our Savior, is righteous because He is God, and because He is God, he acted righteously by sacrificing Himself on the cross. When He saved us, He also gave for us.
Every drop of blood shed on the cross was and is for you and me. It’s the thing that brings our faith full circle, from the past to present to future.
To remember our “saving grace through faith in Jesus Christ” …
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God Ephesians 2:8
To remember Him as our Lord and Savior He died so we could live…
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:15
To remind us of His saving power within us…
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. Romans 8:11
To remind us that He sits on the right hand of God…
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God Colossians 3:1
How can you live out these truths in righteousness and humility?
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8:34
God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. Acts 2:32-33