Westside Baptist Church of York  
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Kermit L. Minnick, Pastor

“… The LORD our righteousness.”
Jeremiah 23:6

Six hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ, the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah said by the Holy Spirit that God would raise up from the family of David a King who would be called “The LORD our righteousness.” This title is extremely important because we are by nature prone to think that the way to eternal life is by our own righteousness, but this title is saying that the righteousness of Christ is not only His, but it is imputed or put to the account of all who believe in Him. They are able to refer to Him as “The LORD our righteousness.” If we are self-righteous and think that our righteousness has merit before God and deserves to be taken into account for a good standing before Him -- if we think that we are our own saviors who can atone for our sins with our obedience, we will most surely perish. If we could save ourselves by our own righteousness, God would never have sent His Son to be born under the law and live a life of perfect obedience on
behalf of sinners. He alone is “holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners.” He alone is “without blemish and without spot.” It is of Him that the Father said, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.” Is Jesus Christ your righteousness? Solomon said, “Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man?” Compared to Jesus, our righteousness is a sorry affair. The prophet Isaiah said, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags.” When you stand before God on judgment day, will you be trusting to your own righteousness (filthy rags), or will you be trusting, in God‘s appointed Savior, “Jesus Christ, the Righteous”?



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