Be a Faithful Ambassador (part 1 of 3)

I want you all to imagine that you are a king. Now being a king is not like being the president. You see the president has limited powers, whereas a king has all power. This means as king you declare what is law and inflict punishment on those who break your laws. The people that are under you are your subjects, instead of citizens, and must be completely devoted to you.

Now as  a king you have a particular servant whose job it is to make known to the people what your will is. This servant is your ambassador. He represents you and your desires to the subjects you send him to, and you send this ambassador to tell your subjects that a week from today they all must meet at four points around the kingdom. At these points they will receive all that they need for the year, and it is absolutely crucial that the people hear this because anyone not present receives nothing. This is obviously a very important message for your people, and them knowing it hinges on your ambassador faithfully delivering it to them.

But this particular ambassador is not faithful. He often does not say anything to the people and when he does it is usually the wrong message. As a result most of your subjects end up dying. This ambassador was not faithful to who he represented, to what he was supposed to be doing, and to what he was supposed to be saying, and the outcome was tragic.

We are going to see that we are ambassadors, therefore be a faithful ambassador!

Be faithful to the one you represent. Faithfully do the work of the one who sent you. Be faithful to the message you have been given.

So to learn how to be a faithful ambassador look at 2 Corinthians 5:20- 21,

20Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the  righteousness of God in Him.

So what’s this passage all about? It is this,

Paul is instructing the believers at Corinth ,as ambassadors beg men to be reconciled to God! Now to be a faithful ambassador we are going to look at three things we must know:

  1. Know who a faithful ambassador represents(20a)
  2. Know what a faithful ambassador is supposed to do(20b)
  3. Know what a faithful ambassador should be saying(21)

Today we’ll tackle point number one, Know who a faithful ambassador represents(20a).

Look at verse twenty “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,Now looking at the passage, if you’ll notice in verse 20 it begins therefore, this links it to what Paul has been saying up to this point. So to really understand what Paul is getting at we need to read verses 18 and 19,

18Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19namely, that 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.

Notice in verse 19 where he says  He (God) has committed to us (The reconciled) the word (Or message) of reconciliation. Now to verse 20 therefore, because we, the reconciled, have been given the message of reconciliation, we are ambassadors for Christ.

This is how Paul describes all who are in Christ, all who have believed the Gospel. We are all ambassadors,representatives of Christ. We are not ambassadors of a mere human king, no, we are ambassadors of someone far greater. We are ambassadors of the one whom all the promises of God are bound up in!  We are not ambassadors of the king of a nation, but the king of all the nations! We are not ambassadors of any man but of God, for Christ is God!  Therefore how much more important is it that we are faithful.

More to come tomorrow.

  1. Great post. Very well written. Keep it up, alright?! Thanks for posting on my blog earlier today and I am only glad that I am able to return the favor! Thanks again!

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