“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21, NJKV)
When we trust in Christ, we make an exchange–our sin for his righteousness. Our sin was poured into Christ at His crucifixion. His righteousness is poured into us at our conversion. This is what Christians mean by Christ’s atonement for sin. In the world, bartering works only when two people exchange goods or services of relatively equal value. But God offers to trade his righteousness for our sin–something of immeasurable worth for something completely worthless. How grateful we should be for his kindness to us.”
Prayer: Lord, let me never take for granted this wonderful gift you have given me. Your righteousness for my sin is something I can never repay. But help me to give my whole heart to you today and to show others your kindness and mercy, and how good you really are.