Today's Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:21

Friday, May 21, 2004

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God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
— 2 Corinthians 5:21
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Jesus was perfect, spotless, holy, righteous, and clean. Yet he became what he hated: sin. He did that on the cross, carrying the weight of the world's sin. So, why would Jesus do such a thing? Because the Lord loved us and wanted us to be what he is: the righteousness of God. The great truth of Jesus coming to earth is that God loved us more than he hated sin (John 3:16-17). As God, Jesus entered our world of sin and death to demonstrate God's love for all people, then gave himself to make us God's righteousness. Praise God for his gift, a gift that is too great for words to adequately describe!

My Prayer...

Almighty and loving Father, thank you for making me holy — your righteousness — and doing that by the sacrifice of Jesus. Thank you, dear Savior, for paying such a horrible price, not just by dying on the cross but also by becoming my sin and carrying away my guilt. All praise to you, dear Father, for your plan, and thanks and glory to you, dear Jesus, for your loving sacrifice. Amen.

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Illustration of 2 Corinthians 5:21 — God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.