5 He shall
receive [nasa'] the blessing [Barakah] from
the LORD, [Yahovah] and righteousness [tsadaqah] from the God ['elohiym] of
his salvation. [yesha`]KJV-Interlinear
5 He shall
receive a blessing from the Lord And righteousness from the God of his
One must live a pattern of life that is pure, but not pure in the sense that you are probably thinking.
Purity was defined in the previous verse.
The soul or rather the content of the soul, directs the working of ones hands, of ones spoken words. What is in your soul determines the actions and directions and results and pattern of your life.
It is not the other way around. Your works, your words, do not direct your soul. Your soul directs the pattern of your entire life.
If you have false thinking, then your actions and opinions will inevitably be false, even deceitful if you try to fool others as to your true nature.
But the person who abides by the defined spiritual pattern spelled out in the previous verse, it is he or she, who receives the blessings from God. Blessing, here refers to favor.
And righteousness, is Gods righteousness not mans self-righteousness.
This does not mean that you are given the gift of righteousness. What it does mean is that God looks upon you as a righteous person. Or that is to say, that you are conducting yourself in a manner in which He has defined as righteousness.
This is not works, because that is man defined. What it is, is abiding in a spiritual sphere that God defines, and which we call being in fellowship.
Confession of ones sins, is the recognition process of ones own failures and transgressions, just as faith in Christ recognizes Him as the Savior. Accepting these truths, then allows God to wash away all of your filth (sin), and thus look upon you as clean. This is the status of fellowship wherein God forgives and cleanses and restores, 1 Jn. 1:9.
The God of your salvation, is plural, 'elohiym,' which refers to all three members of the Godhead, who were all involved in some aspect of the planning, execution, and sustaining of His divine plan, not only for salvation but your overall spiritual life.
Therefore, Gods favor goes to those who comply with His standards and procedures, not your ideas of convenience, tradition, culture, sincerity, works, etc.
Therefore, Gods righteousness is respected in each individual who complies with His defined plan, not yours.
Note, that when you believe in Christ, Gods righteousness is imputed to you through salvation. This makes you justified and redeemed and cleansed at that moment of salvation. But when you commit a sin, then you fall out of fellowship and need to confess in order to be restored into fellowship.
God is a respecter of His essence and attributes, not mans. God respects His righteousness and justice and work, etc., not mans.
Therefore, when these are efficacious within you, then God respects you on the basis of His terms in you, not your terms.
God looks in you and if He sees doctrine in use, installed, functioning as it were, then God sees His own righteousness in you and bestows His favor and therefore blessings, on you based on His attributes in you.
In effect, God blesses His attributes and you benefit by virtue of having them functioning inside of you.
God is truth, His target is truth, and you benefit by your relationship with truth.
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