My Lent Words 23: righteous and even more

Sedeq when spoken of God refers to his absolutely right purposes that match his righteous nature. Of humans it means doing the right thing but is also something God allocates.

‘Abram believed the Lord, and it was credited to him as righteousness.’ (Genesis 15:6)

It also suggests vindication:

‘‘…no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,’ declares the Lord.’ (Isaiah 54:17)

… and future hope:

‘Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.’

The fruit of righteousness are peace, quietness and confidence for ever. (Isaiah 32:17) Enjoy.

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