Be Reconciled To God
“Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.” – 2 Corinthians 5:11
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Many countries send out ambassadors to represent their interests to other governments. An ambassador is, simply, a representative or messenger, usually a high ranking official. And Christ has given us as Christians the role of ambassadors.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20). We are representatives and messengers for Christ.
Christ wants us, on His behalf, to urge others to be reconciled to God. “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Christ, who was sinless, became our sacrifice for our own sins. He died in our stead.
Jesus came so that sinners – you and me – could remove the hostility between us and God because of our sins. He came so that we can be in a place of harmony with the Lord.
So I plead with you to be reconciled to God. Jesus died for all, so that those who want to live should no longer live for themselves but live for Christ who died for us and rose again (2 Corinthians 5:15).
How can you be reconciled to God, you ask?
You can be brought into a right relationship with God by obeying His commands. He commands that we all believe in Christ (John 8:24). God commands that we repent (stop living a sinful life and change our ways) (Luke 13:3). He commands that we confess that Jesus is Lord (Matthew 10:32-33). And He commands that we be baptized in order to be saved (Mark 16:16). If you do those things, you will be reconciled to God and live in agreement and harmony with Him.
Will you be reconciled to God today? I urge you. Don’t put it off. Obey the Lord today.
Be reconciled to God.
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