“Watch, stand firm in the faith, be brave, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13
An ambassador is meant to represent their country’s culture, not his/her own belief. They don’t take-up or gets influence by the culture of the country being sent to represent. They don’t forget their mission and objective in their destination.
In a nutshell, they are fully guided by the information and power they have from their origin county. Likewise, as Christ ambassadors, we should not forget our true identity in Christ. Our true nature, which is of God’s kingdom, should never be exchanged for the things of this world.
Philippians 1:27 says, “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.”
In as much as we are true Christians, we are Christ’s representative here on earth. Jesus has finished His ministration here on earth, He is in heaven with the Father, but He has people who are to show what He looks like now. He is the Son of God who has been given to reproduce more sons. And if we are truly His son, we should carry His DNA; His looks should be found on us, our attitude and character should reveal Christ, and His mind should be in us (Phil 2:5).
Paul’s words in today’s verse are a call to good conduct. He pronounced that they should stand fast in spirit; the words of their mouth should be of the gospel of Christ, that when he returns, he may find them active in the spirit. What about you? When Jesus returns, will He find His DNA in you? We must exhibit Godly virtues as the ambassadors of Christ so that when He returns, He will find us worthy of His Glory. Matthew 25:13 says, “Therefore keep watch because you do not know the day or the hour which your Lord will come.”
1. Thank you, Jesus, for this wonderful opportunity on earth
2. Help me, Lord, to live my life according to your will in Jesus’ name. Amen