Therefore, We Are Ambassadors
Therefore We Are Ambassadors
Sometimes we have the impression that only people who are professionals in the ministry can be “ambassadors for Christ”. The thought is that we are just a housewife, a mechanic, a computer specialist, a farmer, a store clerk, or whatever our daily “job” might be.
But, there is more to our lives than that. Paul tells us why there is more to our lives in 2 Corinthians 5:14-15,
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Whatever our occupation, the love of Christ causes us to want others to have the gift of salvation. When we know that we are loved by the Lord God Almighty, and that He has freely given us the gift of salvation in Christ, we want others to also experience the love of God.
Knowing God’s love for us changes us. As 1 John 4:19 says,
We love, because He first loved us.
Knowing God’s love enables us to truly love others and actually care about their eternal salvation. As we think about how we have literally escaped eternal damnation just because we have accepted God’s love by faith, we surely want others to also escape that horrible demise.
With this knowledge of God’s love in our hearts, our daily jobs take on a new aspect. We become more than just a factory worker, sales rep, or whatever our job might be. It’s as Paul explains in 2 Corinthians 5:19-21,
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
When God gave us this gift of salvation, He did not intend for us to hoard it only for ourselves. God wants us to share this precious gift with every one around us. That’s why God shared His word with us in the first place — He wants us to be saved — and He wants us to bring others to salvation.
It is with thankful and loving hearts that we share God’s promise of salvation with all who need Him. And we all certainly do need Christ as our Savior — because there is no other.
As we seriously look at the love given to us in Christ, we say, “Hallelujah! Lord, only You can help us to truly be the kind of ambassadors You desire in our life’s situation. Thank You for being by our side.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.