Summary: For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21 Everyone enjoys receiving good news, a letter that is opened with something positive is always encouraging. Bad news can seem ...
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. - 2 Corinthians 5:21
Everyone enjoys receiving good news, a letter that is opened with something positive is always encouraging. Bad news can seem quite the opposite, it can change a persons life or circumstance and mood immediately. When the Apostles went preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ they were not only sharing good tidings that would bring joy to people who heard. They literally were telling the best news anyone could have ever heard. Millions of jewish people in those days had one major pre-occupation, the forgiveness of their sins. And God gave them the exact prescription that they would offer certain sacrifices through the temple and priest system that he established for them. Even the false idol worshipping gentiles still had a sense of the need of sins forgiven offering sacrifices to their gods. What was this Good News message in its simplicity? Your sins can actually be forgiven and dealt with now and not simply covered over hoping God will be kind to you in the judgment. The Gospel is that Jesus Christ the Son of God became sin as a perfect sacrifice and took our place, God judging him for our sins.
And that alone could be wonderful news but God also raised up his Son from the dead and allowed him to be the author of salvation of anyone who trusts in his Name. That who ever calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved! Indeed this is good news that Jesus was resurrected from the dead so those who believe in him can have our sins removed and also be resurrected to spend eternity with God. We become the righteousness of God in that we can have right standing and our nature becomes acceptable to him. What joyous Good News this is that the issue of sin has been forever settled and God has provided the sacrifice for us. Look to the Son of God today and you will live. Share this Good News with others.