DIG for Thursday the 20th of March…..our sin for His righteousness; one of the greatest truths in Scripture…..2 Corinthians 5 v 21

As I’ve written already 2 Corinthians 5 v 17 to 21 is one of my favourite passages of Scripture, but 2 Corinthians 5 v 21 is my favourite verse in the whole of God’s Word.

2 Corinthians 5 v 21 is the verse of Scripture that changed my life; it was the understanding of this verse that has brought about my greatest transformation.

We read that we are transformed (or changed) by the renewing of our mind (Romans 12 v 2); understanding this verse completely changed my understanding of who I was and what I had (it renewed my mind), and that changed my life for the better.

Righteousness is all about right standing, about being right with God; if we are righteous we are right with God, we are accepted by Him.

This verse says that our righteousness (how God sees us) has nothing to do with us and nothing to do with our actions or performance.

This is in contrast to what most of the body of Christ believes today!

This verse talks about us having been made righteous (notice this is past tense) and does not mention a process of moving into righteousness or becoming more righteous.

This is in contrast to what most of the body of Christ believes today!

If you are a born again believer (or in Christ) you HAVE BEEN MADE righteous; you were made righteous the second you became born again.

The real part of you, your spirit man, the part of you that this verse is talking about, is already righteous.

In fact it is as righteous as God, yes you did read that correctly; right now in your spirit you are as righteous as God, that is what verse 21 says!

What an amazing truth; that because of the finished work of Jesus Christ, where He took your sin, you get His righteousness as a gift of grace thorough faith.

Once you understand that truth you will never be the same again.

Renew your mind to that truth and you will be changed.

That is my testimony, and it can be yours.

Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord that I have been made righteous in your eyes as a gift of grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ”.

2 Corinthians 5 v 21…..For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him