Thank you for committing this day to specific prayer for the prodigals and for revival among us. The needs are huge but our God is more than capable of meeting every need and satisfying every heart.
There were many similar needs back in the days of Jeremiah. People were acting based on their feelings, rather than through faith in God’s Word. They were occupied with short term results rather than looking at life from a divine, eternal perspective. May of them were ready to give up because of the bleak outlook. They saw no light at the end of the tunnel. In the middle of this darkness, God brought light through the prophet Jeremiah and said:
“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. 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.” Jer 23: 5-6.
The light of Israel is our light. The righteous Branch of blessing that sprouted from David was none other than our glorious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Israel’s Messiah. Today, we need to lift our eyes from the problems and difficulties of our present life and see the One who will reign as king and who will cause us to dwell in security. His name is called: “Jehovah Tsidkenu: the LORD is our righteousness.”
It is delightful to rest in the reality that we have been declared righteous. It is even more incredible to enjoy the truth that our Lord Jesus is our righteousness. He is there in the presence of His righteous Father and representing and presenting us to Him. Because of this, there is no need for us to try to measure up to some standard of unattainable perfection or to try to please God in order to gain His admiration and love. Why? He is our righteousness and He will never change.
It was the cross with all its cruelty and suffering that made this possible (2 Cor 5:21). As we pray today, may our hearts and minds appreciate the depths of love He has for us and be lifted to the One who is our light and our righteousness.
Love in Christ,
Bryan and Rachel