Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 62 - 64
Verse of the Day: Isaiah 62:1 – “For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burneth.”
Righteousness. The Hebrew word tsedeq used in this passage means conformity to an ethical or moral standard. It is used in conjunction with ethical business dealings, proper speech, and standing with authorities. It is often used in connection with judgment and justice. Righteousness, judgment, and justice are foundational in God’s kingdom.
The righteousness of God is associated in the Scriptures with deliverance. Justice, judgment, deliverance – all a part of the righteousness of our God. It is in fact one of His names – “The Lord our Righteousness” (see Jeremiah 33:16).
Prayer: O, Lord our Righteousness, deliver us today to walk and serve in Your Holy Righteousness. Amen and Amen.