The Great Exchange

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:21

Blazing in holiness by nature, perfect in obedience. Made to be all our sin. My sin. Every vile lust, hateful thought, complaining word, laid upon Christ. Heaped upon him by the one who loved him most. Why? For our sake. Christ crushed by sin, we’re wrapped in righteousness. The gospel.

  • Ron Reffett

    Hey there Stephen!
    What a great exchange indeed! That is one of my favorite verses, that Christ became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God. What an immense thought, what a praise inspiring thought, I am truly thankful for Jesus and what He has done in giving us everything for our nothing, what a Savior!
    Hope that you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Ron Reffett

  • Vaughn

    Hi Stephen,
    I’m preaching on Gethsemane on Sunday and the great exchange is definitely in that garden.

    BTW, I believe you mean II Cor. 5:21. :^)

  • Jon Wymer

    Wow. Only in his purity can there be any hope of purity for us. The stock photo is great: drinkability is the test we all fail without Jesus.

  • Megan Liz

    This is one of those concepts that’s almost too amazing to believe. I don’t think I’ll fully understand it until heaven–but I’m so, so grateful for it!

  • Stephen Altrogge

    Ron – Have a great thanksgiving too! The great exchange gives us so much to be thankful for.

    Vaughn – Thanks for catching that. I made the change.

    Jon – His purity becomes my purity. Right on.

    Megan – You’re right it’s all most too good to be true. But it is!