2 Corinthians 5:21 God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
This text presents us with the BEST news we will ever here in a lifetime.
The apostle Paul had been writing to the Christians in Corinth about the reconciliation we have from God in Christ Jesus.
The Apostle Paul informs every man, woman, boy and girl in the world that God, through His Son Jesus Christ, gave us a way of escape from the eternal penalty of sin and death.
Paul starts off by saying "God made" His Son Jesus who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf.
There is nothing mention in scripture of our deserving or of our being good enough is why God gave His Son to die on our behalf. No, it is out of God's love for us that He sent forth His son to die for us while we were yet sinners.
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners.
The benefit of Jesus death for all humanity was reconciliation back to God the Father. We were separated from him by the sins of our first parents Adam and Eve.
Jesus death on the cross for the sins of humanity was indeed the "GREAT EXCHANGE'! Our sins for His "Righteousness".
The "GREAT EXCHANGE" is a free gift of God through Christ Jesus alone. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, 9 not of works, so that no one should boast.
Justified by Christ through faith! Wow!
The "GREAT EXCHANGE" FROM ENEMY TO FRIEND!
Thank You Lord for the "GREAT EXCHANGE" from death to life everlasting with you in heaven.
Your Servant Debra