We are to be made the righteousness of God in Him. Not merely that we should be made righteous, not merely that we should be made Godly and law abiding, but that we should be an incarnation of the righteousness of God. We so thoroughly live by faith, we so thoroughly live in obedience to the law word of God that we in a sense become an incarnation of that law; represent that law and that person, Jesus Christ, to the world. This is a remarkable statement, but Paul is here describing the Christian calling.
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