"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him, we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21
It's amazing how easily we can read words like those in 2 Corinthians 5 and breeze on past them with little to no deep thought. The tragedy is that even the briefest consideration of this verse's meaning has the power to reorient our entire being.
Because of Jesus, when we place our lives in Him, we aren't merely made right with God; we become the righteousness of God.
What Jesus did for us is so much more than the forgiveness of sin (justification); Jesus's life, death and resurrection have allowed us to live in His place, power and person (imputation).
The idea behind "imputation," and what Paul is saying in 2 Corinthians 5, is that for those of us who have placed our faith, our trust, our hope, our obedience, our lives in Jesus, we are subsequently given the right to stand in His perfection, position, and power! All that He is, we have become.
When we are in Christ, we truly are all right.
Jesus has made each and every one of us all right.
Take a minute today, and think about just a few of the things that are true about Jesus, and let the weight of this hit you, that those very things, if you're in Him, are true about you!
Through faith, you are invited to trust that if it's true of Jesus, it's true of you.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ; therefore, I am:
Healed & Whole
Aware of the Father
In step with the Spirit
A pleasure to my Father
And an infinity more.
May you walk in your place, in His place this week.
You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Grace and Peace