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Psalm 119 – Part 18 A

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PSALM 119:137-144

Hebrew Tz-Tzaddi

 ( Tsadhe -Tz)

137 Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules.
138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness
and in all faithfulness.

My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.
140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.
I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.
Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.
143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your
commandments  are my delight.
144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me
understanding that I may live.
Psalm 119:137-144, ESV

In today’s study we find the theme of God’s righteousness and His faithfulness through the testimony of the Psalmist. He knew that God’s Word, His laws, were right and just, and that in following them he found great peace and blessings. In New Testament terms we’d say he was a doer of the Word because he lived God’s Word; he knew without any doubt God’s Word was truth and it was his foundation.

To better understand God’s righteousness, let’s define it.  In both the Old Testament and New Testament the word just or righteous are the same. Saying that God is just is saying that He always does what is right, what should be done, and that He does it consistently, the same way each time, not showing partiality. This is how God operates.

You and I fall short in reaching God’s standard of righteousness or right-ness; therefore, Jesus came to be our righteousness so we could be in right standing with our Heavenly Father. When you’re in Christ, God sees you in the righteousness of Jesus and accepts you as His child, greatly loved. “This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:22)

Jesus hasn’t changed: “He is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8) so you can rejoice today that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Further verses to meditate on as well:

  • Psalm 19:9
  • Psalm 25:8
  • Psalm 89:14
  • Proverbs 11:19
  • Romans 5:1
  • 1 Corinthians 1:30
  •  Philippians 3:9