2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
People that know me have heard me say that this verse has to be one of the most important verses in all the Bible. I know your thinking what about John 3:16… I would say what about it. good verse. 2 Corinthians 5:21 He (God) made Him (Christ) to be our propitiation… propitiation means that God’s wrath against sin, demanded by His justice, is appeased on account of the death of Christ for those who would believe (Romans 3:25; Hebrews 2:17; 1 John 2:2;4:10) A day doesn’t go by that I don’t seem to quote this verse to someone or even myself in prayer. Christ took our sin upon Himself so we… those who would believe might be declared righteous with the hope of being made righteous in glory…and we know hope doesn’t disappoint for a believer in Christ. So let us always be in daily prayer that is filled with ongoing repentance for our sin to our savior and God. Lord grant me never to lose sight of these words He made Him.
The Puritan said it the best.
O God of grace,
T hou hast imputed my sin to my substitute,
and hast imputed his righteousness
to my soul,
clothing me with a bridegroom’s robe,
decking me with jewels of holiness.
But in my Christian walk I am still in rags;
my best prayers are stained with sin;
my penitential tears are so much impurity;
my confessions of wrong are so many
aggravations of sin;
my receiving the Spirit is tinctured with
I need to repent of my repentance;
I need my tears to be washed;
I have no robe to bring to cover my sins,
no loom to weave my own righteousness;
I am always standing clothed in filthy garments,
and by grace am always receiving change of
for thou dost always justify the ungodly;
I am always going into the far country,
and always returning home as a prodigal,
always saying, Father, forgive me,
and thou art always bringing forth
the best robe.
Every morning let me wear it,
every evening return in it,
go out to the day’s work in it,
be married in it,
be wound in death in it,
stand before the great white throne in it,
enter heaven in it shining as the sun.
Grant me never to lose sight of
the exceeding sinfulness of sin,
the exceeding righteousness of salvation,
the exceeding glory of Christ,
the exceeding beauty of holiness,
the exceeding wonder of grace.Romans 11:36
Grace and Peace to youin Him who saves -Lenny