YOU HAVE BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST
(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)_
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. (1 John 3;7)
_For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes._ (Romans 10;3-4).
And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. (Genesis 15:6)
_But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—_ (1 Corinthians 1:30)
and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4;24)
Now let’s talk about the above scriptures then we will close.
Kingly read the topic once again. It never said you are righteous.
This is because to be righteous means that to conform to certain standards or laws.
In fact, the word righteousness as used in the scriptures is from the root word DIKAIOS which means observing divine laws.
In order words, conforming to divinely set standards. So, scripture saying that we have become the righteousness of God because it’s not possible to be righteous.
The standard for attaining righteousness is unattainable by us.
This is what the Israelites missed in their pursuit for God.
They decided to meet the standards of righteousness on their own.
That is doing EVERYTHING that is written in the law (Deuteronomy 28:15).
Righteousness is of works. That is why it is not possible to attain righteousness.
Glory to be to God, Jesus is righteous and had attained righteousness as well.
So now this is what happens when you believe in Jesus Christ, you are consummated in Christ such that your personality does not matter again.
That is, Jesus has fulfilled the requirement of righteousness, so believing in him makes you a partaker of his righteousness.
That mechanism follows after God’s original plan pertaining to righteousness.
RIGHTEOUSNESS BY IMPUTATION. Righteousness was in existence before the law even came into force. That means, it is possible to be righteousness without the law.
What was the essence of the law then?
I will leave that for you to explore for yourself.
To be submitted though😊😄
Let’s fast forward into the topic.
The scripture said, you have become the righteousness of God.
This in other words is to say YOU HAVE BECOME JESUS CHRIST.
Don’t forget that Jesus is the righteousness of God. So, if we have become the righteousness of God after being saved, it means we are Jesus Christ.
I am Jesus Christ.
Lemme conclude with the last scripture.
Our conduct is not really essential to becoming righteous but our conduct after becoming the righteousness of God is very crucial.
So, Ephesians 4 verse 24 talked about “PUT ON” who you have being made or who have become.
That means that you cannot live your life anyhow after you are born again.
Just imagine Jesus doing certain things.
So now Jesus is the yardstick, in fact you are Jesus. That means in putting on the new man simply means, doing things that Jesus would do.
Thus, living exactly like Jesus.
May God help us. In fact, grace is available. God bless you.