2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Jesus is the Son of God. He was all man and all God at the same time. Being God, He is perfect. Being man, He carried over His being of God to be a perfect man. The man who had no sin in Him and never knew sin, other than to take on the sin of the world.
He made Him. God made Jesus complete His plan. Though Jesus died for the sins of the world, God used His Son for the complete plan to save mankind. Without sin, there was hesitation on the part of Jesus. When in the garden, Jesus literally asked for this task to be passed from Him to someone else. Jesus knew that no one else could do what he could do. It was the will of the Father. This shows as an example to us. When the Father asks, we must comply.
Knew no sin to be sin. Jesus knew of sin but did not sin. Not one sinful thought. Not one sinful action. Jesus literally went to the cross sinless and was taken off the cross with every sin that had been sinned in the world since the beginning of time until the last day that time will exist. The sheer weight of all that sin was more immense than we can ever imagine. It was far more to bear than any one person or group of people could handle. It took Jesus, perfect Son of God, to handle this weight.
For us. Jesus did not die on the cross for Himself. He did not die for God the Father. He died for us. We are sinful. We are in need of help. Jesus came to Earth for us. He led a perfect life for us. He died on the cross for us. All that Jesus did was for us. He did not have to come. He could have stayed at the right hand of the Father. He could have stayed in Heaven. But he didn’t. Thank God He did not!
We might become the righteousness of God in Him. Once Jesus takes our sin away, we are sinless. Sinless only due to Jesus and His love for us. We become righteous due to God and His plan. Only God is truly righteous on His own. We are not, apart from Jesus and His saving grace. We sin. Jesus takes the sin. We no longer have sin. Jesus became what He wasn’t to make us what we can’t be. Sinfulness to Jesus for sinlessness for us. God’s plan for us and for Jesus. Hallelujah for this plan!
Thank You for the plan of the salvation. It is so simple and yet, so perfect. Thank You for sending Your Son to die so that we may live. We want to live for You. We want to live with You in Heaven forever. Let us never forget what You did for us. You are our God. We are Your creation. Help us to accept You for who You are.
In Your name we pray,