Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day six)
“…that we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
This is startling. This is the work of Jesus; he became “as if” he were our sin, so that we could become His righteousness. We have never known righteousness of our own, in the same way that Jesus never knew unrighteousness of His own. This is precisely what captivated Paul; he called it treasure. “We have this treasure in earthen vessels,” Jesus, the righteousness of God.
Does that good news startle you? Is it your treasure? What a worthwhile daily prayer:
Father, may I be totally and completely captivated by your Son, my righteousness.
Now pray it with me!