2 Corinthians 5:20a Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,
In vv.18-19 Paul said God 18c“gave us the ministry of reconciliation” and 19a“He has committed to us the word of reconciliation”.
Paul reinforces this responsibility by calling Disciples “ambassadors for Christ” in v.20a. Believers [or Disciples as I describe us] are citizens of two worlds; our life as citizens on earth and as citizens in God’s kingdom. An ambassador represents their country’s interests to another country. Disciples are ambassadors carrying the gospel message to the lost in the entire world. [Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19-20]
Do you think God was serious when He mentions the Disciples ministry of reconciliation in two verses [vv.18-19], saying we are His ambassadors v.20a, commanding His Disciples to go making Disciples in all the world [Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19-20] and in other places in scripture?
2 Corinthians 6:1 As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. NLT
Paul uses “we” to indicate Paul and God are urging all Disciples not to ignore our “marvelous gift” of salvation from God but to be ambassadors for the gospel in the ministry of reconciliation.
Are you and I serious about obeying these many commands
Are you actively being an ambassador for Jesus or ignoring your “marvelous gift” of salvation from God?
Henry Luke 5/19/2018
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