2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
If the question was raised, How are believers made the righteousness of God? Believers are made the righteousness of God through the atoning work of Christ our Lord and Savior on the cross at
Calvary. Even though Christ never
became a sinner, He was made sin by God the Father for the sake of reconciling
man back to Himself. This was done out of love for humanity. Throughout
Christ's earthly stay He remained the spotless Lamb of God as He knew His
mission was to pay man's sin-debt. In doing so Christ became the object of God
the Father's judgment. Christ taking on God's sin judgment was justification for
God forgiving sin and for this all believers are eternally grateful.
This question comes to mind, How do believers manifest the righteousness of God for the world to see? This is achieved by believers faith walk while remaining in union and fellowship with Christ (1 John 1:9, John 15:4-5, Galatians 2:20).
What motivated God the Father to sacrifice His Son for humanity? God was motivated by His love for humanity and to reconcile man back to Himself that would reestablish the broken fellowship that existed as the resulted of sin. Believers become new creatures in Christ who can and will witness to other lost souls bringing then into the family of God.
We are the righteousness of God through Christ's sin atonement.
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