Christian Life Toolswith Jim Reed
“Our Righteous God” Psalm 119:137-144 Monday, October 5, 2020
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It has 22 stanzas. Each stanza is represented by one of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The first word in each verse begins with the same Hebrew letter that is assigned to that stanza. The Hebrew letter in the 18th stanza is the letter Tsadhe – the “ts” sound. The Hebrew word for righteousness begins with that letter. One day Abraham met Melchizedek. That name means King of Righteousness. The Messiah was declared to be a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. This was prophetically pointing ahead to Jesus Christ. “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 7:17). Jesus was sent by God to represent believers in a New Covenant that cannot be destroyed. All who are in Christ are living a miracle. Psalm 119 gives us a few hints about this miracle.