School's Out for Summer

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV) – “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”

My favorite moment of the school year was the minute the last exam was finished and I heard, “Time’s up, pens down, and please remain seated until your papers are collected”.  Music to my ears!  All the hard work and study was behind me, all the exams were finished…school’s out for Summer!!

This is how it is for the believer when the Gospel of righteousness take root in their heart.  The first reaction is one of sweet relief.  They say to themselves, “Really, Jesus did it all?  I don’t have to work to impress Him?  I can stop studying for the exam and trying harder and harder to achieve?  Oh happy day!”  
Unfortunately, many believers are still living dreading the “final exam”.  The good news is there is no final exam.  Jesus already took it on our behalf.  And guess what, He passed with flyer colors.  School’s out forever!

How’s this for New Covenant math?...How many sins did Jesus commit before He was made sin for us?  Answer: None!  And how many righteous acts did you do before you were made righteous?  Answer: None!  God did it all the moment you put your faith in Jesus.  You were immediately stamped “RIGHTEOUS” for all of time and eternity.  School’s out for eternity. You are on the eternal “Dean’s List”.  Congratulations!!