Ambassadors for Christ
Scripture reading for August 2nd: Psalm 65-68, 2nd Corinthians 5
Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 5:17-20 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting to us the ministry of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making His appeal through us. We implore you, on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
When we repent and are reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ, God makes us His ambassadors to the rest of the world that is still hostile to Him. We received the gift of reconciliation and the forgiveness of our sins and share this “good news” with others. We actually represent Christ, as His ambassador and call people to come into Christ and the kingdom of heaven. What a glorious mission!
Psalm 67:1-2 “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations.”
Prayer: Thank You Lord for the privilege of being Your ambassador and for Your decree to share the good news with all nations and peoples. Amen!