“I am crucified with Christ…” –Galatians 2:20
“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
In this passage of Scripture, Paul likens the Christian to an “ambassador.” As Christians, we ought to be living a life that is separated from the world. We ought not to live like the world. The Bible tells us in 1 John 2:15 that, “If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Paul also warns us in Ephesians 5:17 to “Be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” As ambassadors for Christ, we should always be set apart unto God. Just like an ambassador from a country would strive to be a good representation of that country, we must be a good representation for the Lord Jesus Christ. People must see that we are different from others and that we are sanctified, that is set apart, unto God.
The next part of today’s Scripture tells us to be reconciled to God. A Christian cannot be an ambassador for Christ, if he is not reconciled to God. We must always make sure that when we sin, we confess our sin quickly, so that we can be reconciled back to God. God can’t use a dirty vessel. We must be a “vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use.” (2 Timothy 2:21) That is why Paul said in this passage of Scripture to “be ye reconciled to God.” I pray that all of you may be reconciled to God today, so that God can use you and work in you in a mighty way!! –SB