It’s a blessing to ponder these specific references concerning the identity of God’s promised Redeemer. We meditate on them in hindsight while the faithful of the Old Testament were looking ahead to their fulfillment.
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.” Jeremiah 23:5,6
Jeremiah continues the explanation of the family tree introduced in Isaiah. David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse the farmer. From such humble beginnings David was anointed King over Israel. As such he founded the house and line from which the righteous Branch was to spring. What would it be like for the Jews to maintain their vigil for the long-expected Messiah?