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Adam Clarke on 2 Corinthians 5:21

I was blessed by reading the short thoughts of Adam Clarke on 2 Corinthians 5:21 where Paul says,

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (NASB).

Clarke comments:

The righteousness of God signifies here the salvation of God, as comprehending justification through the blood of Christ, and sanctification through his Spirit or, as the mountains of God, the hail of God, the wind of God, mean exceeding high mountains, extraordinary hail, and most tempestuous wind; so, here, the righteousness of God may mean a thorough righteousness, complete justification, complete sanctification; such as none but God can give, such as the sinful nature and guilty conscience of man require, and such as is worthy of God to impart. And all this righteousness, justification, and holiness, we receive in, by, for, and through HIM, as the grand, sacrificial, procuring, and meritorious cause of these, and every other blessing. Some render the passage: We are justified through him; before God; or, We are justified, according to God’s plan of justification, through him.

Jesus is our everything!  He is our salvation, our righteousness, our holiness, our Advocate, our faithful High Priest, our Intercessor before the Father, our eternal reward.  He is our all in all!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

01/20/2013 at 10:05 AM

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