JESUS WAS MADE TO BE SIN
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
AT HIS TABLE:
Consider this: Can you imagine yourself, having never committed a crime, going to death row and volunteering to live the rest of your life in confinement so that the criminal who is on death row would be allowed to take your place in your life, to live in your home, to have your job, to spend your money, and to laugh with all of your family and friends, while you suffer?
Or, can you imagine yourself, having never been homeless, giving up all that you have, your life, your home, your family and friends, your car, your money, and all that you are, so that you could give it all to a homeless person while you take their place on the streets with the other homeless, and not just for one day, but for the rest of your days?
This is not even close to all that Jesus has done, Jesus knew no sin, I can’t say this loud enough! Jesus knew no sin, he was perfect! Yet he was made to be sin for us. This is the truest beauty of God in Christ, that he wants so much to be reconciled to us that he would give so much to give us this chance! As we read,
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
So many times you will see and hear this bit of scripture verse, but little is actually understood what this means. Jesus having no sin, meaning he loved his Father with all of his heart, with all of his soul, with all of his mind, and with all of his strength, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year, for all of his life here on this earth!
AND HE GAVE IT ALL…
Jesus gave all of his righteousness away so that he could be made sin for us, so that we could be made righteous, who knew not even one drop of righteousness all of our life until we received Jesus!!! We are all full of sin, but because God wants us to live with him, he removed all of our sin and placed it on his only begotten Son at the cross!
NOW IMAGINE! Imagine how proud God the Father is of his Son, imagine what restraint this required to see his Son suffer at the cross, imagine how unjust this seems, that we should be free from sin, because Jesus took it all from us and became sin. Not that he ever sinned, God forbid! Jesus never sinned, ever, but he took our sins and died to pay the penalty so that we could live.
Jesus knew no sin, yet we are born into sin, as we read,
“Yet man is born unto trouble and the sparks fly upward!” Job 5:7
Consider all that Jesus has done for you today, all that he has done for the world! You might say, “Well I’m not so bad!” Hold yourself up to the light of the truth, and ask yourself:
Have I loved my Heavenly Father with all of my heart, with all of my soul, with all of my mind, and with all of my strength, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year, for all of my life here on this earth!
Undoubtedly the answer will be no, and then realize that we all sin and fall short of the glory of God, and that only Jesus was able to do this, and he gave this all up so that we can be made righteous in Him!
THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE RIGHTEOUS!