Thursday, March 1st. 1 Corinthians 5:20

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Susan Tallman. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.

 

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf:  Be reconciled to God. 1 Corinthians 5:20

Ambassadors.

 

What does it mean to be Christ’s ambassadors? Maybe we are his spokesmen? Possibly his representatives?  

 

Are we to do what He is not here to do?

Making his appeal.    

 

God’s message is to be relayed to others through us.  It is God who speaks, and we are the messengers who share His word.  We engage in the work that he would do if he were again personally on the earth.   He entrusts us to deliver this word and to urge others to accept it. We obey his instructions and he takes it from there.

Reconciled to God.

 

We seek to do only His will.  Put aside our hostilities, abandon our sins, embrace His mercy, in other words, to be reconciled and trust him to provide for us.  We put our faith in him and know his loving care for us and for all his creation.

What a great and awesome responsibility to be an ambassador for the King of Kings!  

Let us pray:  Heavenly Father, show us how to be your ambassadors and your voice. We want to be reconciled to you, proclaim your gospel, and serve you with honor and joy.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

 

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