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Representing Christ

“Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” 2 Corinthians 5:20.

An ambassador is one who has a message from a sovereign. Paul tells the Corinthians that he and the other apostles, as ambassadors, have received direct instructions to proclaim the powerful message of reconciliation to God through Jesus Christ.

Having been accused of being a madman because of the doctrine he has taught, Paul assures the Corinthians he is sane and has a message not just for them but also for people throughout the world. Since the Corinthian brethren have already been reconciled to God, the message must of necessity be for all.

While we today don’t have the status the apostles had, we do have the recorded words of Paul and the other apostles, giving us the message of reconciliation and appealing to us to be what we ought to be. As responsible citizens of the kingdom, we can use that same message and be a positive representative for the Lord.

"Thought for the Week - 12/21/2014" Joe Norton of Arlington, Texas.