Wednesday, December 2, 2015

How Do We Line Up?

Photo: "Tree Line Up" by Sally L. Smith

 In his days Judah will be saved
and Israel will live in safety.
And this is the name by which he will be called: “The 
 is our righteousness.”Jeremiah 23:6 NRSV
Scripture quotations are]from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved

We went to "A Union Christmas" last night, a beautiful start to our Christmas season that we have enjoyed since we moved here over three years ago.  A scripture from Jeremiah was read of the foretelling of The Christ.
  The last line struck home.

"The Lord is our righteousness"
Many versions of the Bible say, in a variety of translations, "The Lord is Righteous."   This version and several more say it as stated above.  That statement makes it personal.
We know God is Righteous but we are not.
We can never begin to line up with The Lord.  Nothing we can do can put our lives in line with God's righteousness.  We are hopeless.
in God's time, He sent His Son to allow us to be Right with Him and in Him.  That is the best gift of all this season.
Remember it and live in Christ. 

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