“The Lord is Our Righteousness” (Parts 1 & 2)

“And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’” Jeremiah 23:6 We are either trusting in our own righteousness or the Lord’s. If we trust in our righteousness, we become legalistic, arrogant, hard, and disdain those we perceive less righteous than ourselves. The typical Pharisee in Jesus’ day was the embodiment of self-righteousness. These men were socially aloof and detestably smug. In their presence the common man felt uncomfortable and unwelcome. They were without mercy and showed little compassion. They were men of the letter; they were devoid of the Spirit. There was a … Continue reading ““The Lord is Our Righteousness” (Parts 1 & 2)”