Diving right in: When we accept Christ as our Savior, our identity is changed, and we take on His righteousness. We’re a new creation, washed clean by the blood of Christ. I don’t know about you, but the idea of being the righteousness of Christ can be a little confusing when I’m very much aware of how I am in the day to day. (Example: been a little cranky the past couple days.)
When I look in the mirror I don’t think, “Man, Candace, you’re looking righteous today!” (Usually, it’s, “Where’s that tweezers?” Don’t want to one-up my son on chin hair.) But yet that’s what God’s Word says. So what gives?
The following verse sheds some light on that concept.
“For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Hebrews 10:14, NIV