Divine justice demands a righteousness which the sinner cannot bring. In mercy Christ has wrought out a perfect righteousness, in obedience to the law, with which His Father is satisfied.
“When the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law.”
“As by one man’s disobedience (Adam) many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One (Christ) shall many be made righteous.”
This is the glorious truth of justification by the imputed righteousness of Jesus.
And what a beauty there is in this to a sinner who feels he has none of his own. It is then that the statement that “doctrine is heaven” is truly understood.
By faith the redeemed sinner sings:
“What wondrous love, what mysteries,
In this appointment shine!
My breaches of the law are His,
And His obedience mine.”
By B.A. Ramsbottom