2 Corinthians 5:21
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)