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).
That verse really makes no sense. None. I do not mean that I cannot understand the words or that it is not a grammatically well-formed sentence. The sentence reads just fine. It is the concept that it describes that is truly beyond my full comprehension.
The God of this universe.
The God who created me.
The God who never once sinned.
The God who knew my every sinful thought and deed long before I took my first breath.
The God who I have sinned against deliberately and repeatedly.
The God who owes me nothing; not even my pitiful, sin-filled existence.
The God who has every right to destroy me at any time.
The God whose wrath I deserve forever.
Yes, that God!
Yes, it is that God who voluntarily went to the cross and died for me!
Yes, it is that God who became sin on my behalf!
Yes, it is that God one who poured out His holy wrath on his sinless Son!
Yes, it is that God that granted me repentance and faith that I might be saved!
Yes, it is that God who sees me as righteous!
Yes, it is that God who has promised me eternal life with Him.
All the evil, wicked parts of this transaction – mine.
All the holy, righteous parts of this transaction – His.