righteousness [tsedeq] shall be the girdle ['ezowr]
of his loins, [mothen] and faithfulness ['emuwnah] the girdle ['ezowr] of his
reins. [chalats] KJV-Interlinear
righteousness will be the belt about His loins, And faithfulness the belt about
His waist. NASB
This verse brings to an end, the descriptions of the personal qualities of the Messiah.
He is bound up with righteousness and faithfulness just as his clothing is bound up and wrapped around Him, as to become an intimate and integral part of His essence.
The loins represent the vigor of activity of the person.
The reins, represent the strength of resolve and emotional self-control and the enduring stamina of the individual.
Faithfulness, 'emuwnah,' is the literal firmness, security, moral resolve and stability, establishment of truth from within.
And as we have already seen, righteousness, 'tsedeq,' is the moral or legal equity, justice, untainted fairness and accuracy.
Therefore there is no flaw, no taint, nothing that is compromised or diminished in the character or essence of Christ.
Throughout the scriptures, clothing is often used to describe the attributes of preparedness or character of the person. And as God, as the Messiah, as man, as the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ possesses the absolute moral and legal character of one who is perfect in every way.
And His essence and these characteristics are ingrained throughout and within Him so as to become one with and a part of Him.
He is righteousness. He is incapable of unrighteousness. He is faithful. He is incapable of unfaithfulness.
The next verses will demonstrate some of the results of this policy of Christ.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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