9/30 Jeremiah 33:15-16

15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: 'The LORD is our righteousness.'

As with many of the prophecies in Scripture, the restoration of the nation had an immediate fulfillment which occurred at the end of the 70 years of exile, and a much later fulfillment in our day. The Jews have been brought back to Israel from all over the face of the earth. Our passage for today speaks of the millennial kingdom in which Jesus will reign on the earth on the throne of David in a time yet to come.

Only when the Branch of David, Jesus Christ, reigns in Jerusalem will there truly be justice and righteousness. He will return at the time called "Jacob's Trouble," and will save the Jews out of a second holocaust. From that time forward, Jerusalem will dwell securely. The end of the Millennium will see the forces of evil influence the world with a final attempt to defeat Jesus. This time, He will not veil His glory. He will bring those who reject Him to the final judgment and sentence them to their eternal fate.

The name by which the LORD will be called is "The LORD is our righteousness." All those in His kingdom will know that their righteousness comes from His sacrifice for us. We will live in eternal gratitude that He credited us with His righteous life and bore our sin debt on the cross. Even now, for all who have received Him, He is "The LORD our righteousness."

Consider what great things the LORD has done for you!