Living your life as God’s ambassador
August 30, 2011
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20
If you look back over the history of the United States, whenever the U.S. was in a tense situation with another country, the President would almost always send an ambassador to try and make peace with the other country. Sometimes it would be a close advisor or the Secretary of State, but someone had to go and represent the interests of the country.
Now, it is absolutely imperative if the President is going to send representatives to Iraq or any other nation of the world, especially when there is a great amount of tension, that he choose the right ambassador. That ambassador must best represent our nation’s interests when it comes to bringing reconciliation between the U.S. and its enemy.
When the Bible speaks in today’s passage about you and I being ambassadors, it means we carry the authority of God when we seek to bring reconciliation in the world. We’re God’s representatives living in enemy-occupied territory. So Jesus gives you and me the privilege of helping make peace with the world on God’s behalf by sharing the news of what Christ did on the cross.
We have a tremendous responsibility to represent our President (God) to the world. So as you live your life, remember who you represent and your mission to bring His peace to those who are far from Him.
THE BIBLE SAYS THAT IN CHRIST, YOU REPRESENT GOD ON EARTH AS HIS AMBASSADOR. SO AS YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE, REMEMBER WHO YOU REPRESENT AND THE WORK YOU SHOULD BE ABOUT!
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