Here is the Great Exchange: Jesus took on our sin, and we were given His righteousness!

BibleGateway: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

ESV Text: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (Listen)

16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 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. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5

     16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 372:
Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Through Jesus’ blood and merit 
I am at peace with God; 
What, then, can daunt my spirit, 
However dark my road? 
My courage shall not fail me, 
For God is on my side; 
Though hell itself assail me, 
Its rage I may deride. 

2. There’s naught that me can sever 
From the great love of God; 
No want, no pain, whatever, 
No famine, peril, flood. 
Though thousand foes surround me, 
For slaughter mark Thy sheep, 
They never shall confound me, 
The victory I shall reap. 

3. Yea, neither life’s temptation 
Nor death’s so trying hour, 
Nor angels of high station, 
Nor any other power, 
Nor things that now are present, 
Nor things that are to come, 
Nor height, however pleasant, 
Nor depths of deepest gloom. 

4. Nor any creature ever 
Shall from the love of God 
This wretched sinner sever; 
For in my Savior’s blood 
This love its fountain taketh; 
He hears my faithful prayer 
And nevermore forsaketh 
His own dear child and heir. 


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