Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
We are all called to preach the Good News of the Gospel as ambassadors in this world.
Who are we to preach to? The King James Version of the Bible says to preach it to all nations. The Greek word for nations is ethnos and means ethnicities or cultures. The Gospel is for everyone regardless of their color, background, or national origin. However, you can preach the Good News to all nations and not have to travel very far. Your city or your state is likely filled with people of different ethnicities, colors, and backgrounds.
What are we to preach? As ambassadors, the heart of our message is: be reconciled to God through Christ. We want to introduce people to Jesus and to have a relationship with the Father who loves them. Only then will they understand why they were created and who they really are.
We don’t preach with an attitude of superiority. We are not better than those who don't know Jesus; we merely want them to have everything God has for them.
Our love for God should extend to our love for humanity. That love for humanity should include a passion for keeping every person we know from going to hell. We cannot force people’s will, but we can do everything in our power to provide them the opportunity to accept Jesus and be reconciled to God.
Our purpose, as an ambassador of the kingdom of heaven, is to invite others in, to tell them that God sent Jesus because He loved them and that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Practical Application – Ask God to open your eyes to opportunities today to tell others about His goodness. Pay attention to moments when you can minister to others.
Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19