Today's devotion for today is based on Jeremiah 23:5-6, “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.”
In the days of Jeremiah, the prophet, about 600 years before the birth of Jesus, many people of God’s chosen nation had turned away from God into unbelief. They followed false teachers that led them into idolatry. However, there were some people who remained faithful to the true God. Through Jeremiah, God promised that he would gather all his faithful ones and bless them.
God cares for his people, and he saves them. He sent Jesus to do what is “just and right in the land.” In contrast to the people who rejected God and lived in disobedience to his will, Jesus lived in perfect obedience to the will of God and was guiltless of any sin. He lived this way for our benefit. God charged the perfect righteousness of his Son to us. He is: THE LORD, OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Covered with the pure holiness of Jesus Christ, we are beautiful people in God’s eyes and blessed by him now and forever.
Please pray with me, Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, thank you for your Son, who fulfilled the prophecies of Jeremiah. Thank you for covering us in His righteousness, so that on the Last Day we can stand righteous in your sight. In Jesus’ blessed name, I pray. Amen.