2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
We all have some sort of disgust over sin. It will vary of course by any number of things within our individual lives. Most of us won’t be too disgusted to find out one of our children broke the tenth commandment by coveting the neighbor’s four-wheeler. But we would be very disgusted to hear that same child broke the sixth by murdering the neighbor to get it. We have all heard of things people committed on the news that horrify us. When I sit here this morning at my desk and try to picture a child rapist, I cringe at the thought of it, and even more so at the idea of being made to do it myself.
God (who cannot sin) made his perfect son Jesus to be sin, who had never known what it was like to sin. My motives and judgements are far from perfection. If I am horrified and appalled at the idea of becoming, or being treated as if I were a child rapist; how much more would Jesus dissolve under the idea. He had never known what it was like to commit sin. And yet, for our sake, God the father made his perfect son to be sin on our behalf. God treated Jesus as if he were the murderer, the covetous, and the rapist. He did this all because he desired that we might become something more, something we could never attain on our own. He did it so that we might become this new thing called the righteousness of God.
What are you becoming today?