"We are ambassadors for Christ"

Virtually every morning as we (my wife Kathee and I) drive to work we pray that we would be effective ambassadors for Christ on the job. When we visit friends or loved ones that perhaps do not know the Savior, we pray the same prayer. We we visit the sick, the dying, the suffering, or the distressed; we pray the same.

The Biblical basis for the idea of an "ambassador" is found in these verses:

Now then, 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)

for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak (Ephesians 6:20)

These are the only two verses where the word "ambassador" is found:

I think it would be fun to be an ambassador for the U.S. to say Ireland! An ambassador does not make up foreign policy or speak on behalf of oneself. And as Christ's ambassador does not make up one's own truth or speak for self. It's a difficult job sometimes, but that's who I am called to be!

1 comment:

  1. There are a handful of OT verses with Ambassador:

    Proverbs 13:16-18 (New King James Version)

    Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool lays open his folly.

    A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health.

    Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.


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