Ambassadors for Christ

Today’s Passages – 2 Corinthians 1 – 5; Proverbs 5

(Second Milers also read – Psalm 21 – 25)

“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” – (2 Corinthians 5:20)

By definition, an ambassador is an “accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country”. The thought for this morning is simple. We represent Heaven to this world. We are God’s official ambassadors. We do not represent our own interests and desires, we are committed to communicating the wishes and desires of the Lord. Our message to the world is the gospel: the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ for the sins of all men.

Being an ambassador for the Lord is an awesome responsibility and privilege. This commission is not just for the select few among Christians, but for all of the saved. We who have trusted Christ as our Saviour must recognize that we are no longer our own, for we have been “bought with a price”. God could have taken us immediately to Heaven, but instead He left us here on this earth – our mission field – so that we can get the message of salvation to other men and women. How serious are we taking our responsibility as ambassadors. Remember, people are watching our every move, and they are listening to every word that comes out of our mouths. Do our words and actions bring glory to the Kingdom of God? These are sobering thoughts, but they must be considered. As you go about your daily affairs today, recognize that you are on official business for the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Someday soon, God will pull all of us ambassadors out of this earth, and take us home to the place of our real citizenship – Heaven; but until that time, we need to be about the Father’s business.

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