{2 Corinthians 5:20; ESV}

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

At the moment, therefore, the people who in this life have come to know and trust God in Jesus are to be the signs to the rest of the world that this glorious future is on the way. Equally, the sign that they themselves have received which guarantees them their future is the holy spirit. The spirit is to the Christian and the church what the cloud and fire were in the wilderness: powerful, personal presence of the living God, holy and not to be taken lightly, leading and guiding the often muddled and rebellious people to their inheritance.

N. T. Wright, Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters, pp. 12, 13

Questions to consider:

  • What does it mean to be Christ's ambassadors?
  • How can you be a signpost of God's promised glorious future?
  • Why is this important to remember?
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