2 Corinthians 5:21 For He (The Father) hath made Him (Jesus, The Son) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus).

Father God we praise You for Your perfect righteousness. There is no fairer nor more merciful a judge than You, and we confess that we do not deserve Your forgiveness for the sins we’ve committed. Though we have wronged You, betrayed You, and hated You in so many ways, we thank You for the unbelievable gift of freedom from the power of sin in our lives. Help us to always remember the cost of our freedom and to never forget how Jesus has dealt with our sins at the cross. Help us to also grow in our awareness of the sins that taint our lives so that we would learn to hate our sins like You do. Shine the light of Your Holy Spirit into the dark places of our hearts so that we might better know and repent of our sins for Your glory. Thank You so much for reconciling us through the Gospel to make us Your righteous servants. Use us to proclaim your good news boldly to others this week. We pray all this in the name of Jesus and for His sake, Amen.

Compiled by Colton Tatham is the Student Ministries Pastoral Intern at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church (@theorchardefc) in Arlington Heights, Illinois.