“For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” (5:14-15)
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (5:20)
A beautiful thing has happened: life has been extended to mankind on a new level. The curse of death has lost a sting, and we can all now live as reconciled to God. Our Creator has sent His Messiah. The depths and implications of this are what we are all seeking to uncover more and more every day of our lives. It is profoundly good and marvelously constructed.
How do you need to be reconciled to God, today? Is there something you’re putting between yourself and Him? Is there something you’re not wanting to surrender? How could your connection with the LORD be also live giving to others?
Take the extra time to re-read and meditate on chapter five. I had to read it a few times and I will continue to think about it throughout the day.
What does it look like to be His ambassador and to demonstrate to others what’s its like to be reconciled?