MARCH 22, 2018
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For our sake, he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
Read: John 1:16-18
If there is one thing we need to admit with humility, it is being sinners by nature. And God is too perfect and holy to have anything to do with us. How can we ever be righteous in this helpless state?
Jesus who knew no sin became a sin on our behalf that we might be righteous in the eyes of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus became the sacrifice for the penalty of our sins once and for all. We receive righteousness not because of our good works but because of the blood of Jesus Christ.
In 2 Corinthians Chapter 5, Paul discusses the ministry of Reconciliation; he is a new man reconciled to God through Christ Jesus. Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God. Paul’s ministry produced personal hardship and social unrest. In the end, he asks the Corinthians to be open and accepting of his ministry as he has been frank and loving to them. Is that not what we are called to do with all of our brothers and sisters: to love and not judge?
- Dr. George Ceremuga