“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21, NIV).
Jesus did so much more than forgive our sins. Jesus actually became our sin on the cross so we could become the very righteousness of God. This gospel-reality blows the circuits in my mind, expands the corridors of my heart, and moves my hands to action.
In Christ, we are not just forgiven, but we become the very righteousness of God himself. And that is just Jesus’ work of the cross, but he wasn’t finished. He then rose from the dead. On this Easter Monday, remember that Jesus’ resurrection means that his people also have his resurrected life indwelling them. No wonder grace is so amazing.
Marinate on that.