There are some verses in the Bible that appear too good to be true, and 2 Corinthians 5 v 21 seems to be one of them.
Far too many believers do not grasp the importance or significance of this verse and are trying to make themselves righteous (or more righteous) through their good deeds and religious performance.
This is not required.
The Word is quite clear that as a man we are either righteous or not righteous.
There is no process to go through to make yourself more righteous, there is not a scale or level of righteousness.
You are either righteous or you are not; and if you are righteous you were made righteous.
This is what 2 Corinthians 5 v 21 is saying if you read it carefully.
It is saying that “we might be made righteous”, not that “we might go through a self induced process to move towards righteousness”.
All men have the opportunity to be made righteous because of the finished work of Jesus Christ, because Jesus, who knew no sin, was made sin for us.
If we believe in that truth then the second we believe we are made righteous.
If any be in Christ (if he is born again) he is a new creature, and part of this newness is being made righteous.
But it gets even better, as when we are made righteous we are made as righteous as God.
Go on, read 2 Corinthians 5 v 21 again if you do not believe me; do you see it?
God, through Jesus has dealt with our sin, so as a gift of grace through faith, we receive His righteousness; what a deal that is!
That really is almost too good to be true news, but it is true.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that as a gift of grace through faith in Jesus I am as righteous as you in your eyes”.
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