2 Corinthians 5:21 – The Righteousness of God

2 Corinthians 5:21
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.

-How righteous do we become when the Blood of Jesus Christ is applied to our account?  Are we as righteous as Adam and Eve in the Garden?  No; the Bible plainly tells us that Adam and Eve forfeited their righteousness when they disobeyed (Genesis 3:7), but in salvation we get a righteousness that cannot be lost or stolen (Ephesians 4:30).  Are we as righteous as the angels in Heaven?  No; the Bible shows us where the mighty Seraphim use their wings to cover their faces in the presence of God (Isaiah 6:2), yet we learn in Revelation 22:4 that the redeemed will look on the face of God.   So how righteous are we?  We see here in 2 Corinthians 5:21 that we are made the righteousness of God.  When the redeemed of the Lord are finally, fully revealed, we won’t be reflecting earthly glory or angelic glory; we will be reflecting the divine glory of the Lord Himself.  “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.” (Psalm 17:15)

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