Oaks of Righteousness
To understand ‘Righteousness through Jesus Christ,’ look at the Oak Tree. After chapters and chapters of judgment on Judah the prophet Isaiah begins to speak of their prophetic future and in Ch. 61:3 declares God’s people will be Oaks of Righteousness, the planting of the Lord.
In this sermon I unpack righteousness as we see in the Oak Tree; strong, splendid, permanent, fruitful. The aim of Christian life is to attain righteousness, right standing with God. This is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ (Rom. 3:22), he is our way to the strength and stability, the long living permanence like an Oak Tree.