... a weekly letter of encouragement.
February 14, 1994
"WE ARE AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST" (II Corinthians 5:20)
Are you viewed by your peers, competitors, family members, and neighbors as Christ's Ambassador...or just as some kind of religious lackey?
IS A DIPLOMATIC AGENT OF THE HIGHEST RANK, APPOINTED TO REPRESENT HIS GOVERNMENT TO THAT OF ANOTHER.
How are you doing in representing the Kingdom of God to your alien world?
"We Christians have the unmistakable 'scent' of Christ, discernible alike to those who are being saved and to those who are heading for death. To the latter it seems like the deathly smell of doom, to the former it has the refreshing fragrance of life itself." (II Corinthians 2:15, 16, Phillips Translation)
SPEAKS ON BEHALF OF THE SOVEREIGN FROM WHOM HE HAS RECEIVED HIS COMMISSION IN FAITHFULLY AND PRECISELY PROCLAIMING THE MESSAGE ENTRUSTED TO HIM.
How are you doing in faithfully and precisely delivering the message entrusted to you by your Sovereign?
"Never lose your sense of urgency, in season or out of season. Prove, correct, and encourage, using the utmost patience in your teaching." (II Timothy 4:2, Phillips Translation)
IS AN ALIEN IN A FOREIGN LAND WHO IS WILLING TO ENDURE REJECTION AND SUFFERING IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF HIS MISSION.
How are you doing in responding to the rejection and suffering imposed on you by your lost friends? Paul, while incarcerated as Christ's ambassador replied in this fashion:
"... Pray for me, that utterance may be given me...to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains." (Ephesians 6:20)
Ambassadorship is a high and noble calling. God help us to be faithful to that calling!
Have a great week!
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