We do not BECOME righteous in the spiritual man, we are MADE righteous the instant we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Therefore, we are MADE righteous in our spiritual man and we BECOME righteous in our soulish man.
The Lord will do some things for His sake and then do some things for our sake. But in the end we need to realize that it is all about God and Him receiving the glory.
The degree of sacrifice determines the degree of benefit. In working out in the gym they always say, "NO PAIN, NO GAIN". We are made righteous spiritually the minute we receive Christ. However we are in the process of becoming righteous in our soulish man, (which is called the process of sanctification), daily as we pay the price of acceptable sacrifice.
Because of a lack of understanding of the importance of the subject of righteousness we tend to not spend much time in thanking God for making His Son sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ.
The things that we give thanks for are typically the things that we understand the value of. The same is true of worship. Worship can be defined as “counting God’s worth.” We will not worship God for the position of righteousness which we enjoy if we do not count it as worthy of worship or know the value of it.