What Does 2 Corinthians 5:20 Mean?

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

2 Corinthians 5:20(ESV)

Verse Thoughts

Because of our sin and rebellion against God, man has become an arrogant enemy of the most holy Creator, but through the death of Christ alone, whose sinless blood was poured out to pay the full price for our sins, we can be reconciled to God, and returned into full fellowship with Him, simply by trusting Christ as Saviour and Lord.

The righteousness of a holy God is incompatible with the unrighteousness of sinful man, for there is no merit in man that could cause him to returned into union with God except the death of a sin-sacrifice; a kinsman-redeemer - a perfect man, who would willingly die to pay the enormous price for sin. This alone would fully satisfy the righteousness of a holy God, and because God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son to pay the enormous price of the accumulated evil of the whole world.

In His gracious-kindness, loving-mercy and long-suffering, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting our trespasses and sins against us but entrusting all who believe in Him the wonderful message of reconciliation.

Reconciliation with God is a free gift of grace that is open to every man and woman, no matter what the charges against them may be, and it is achieved simply by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ - trusting that His efficacious blood is to sufficient to satisfy the righteous requirements of God's holy Law, on our behalf.

We who believe on His name have been graciously entrusted with the message of reconciliation. We have been ordained as ambassadors of God and ministers of reconciliation, which by His grace is being offered to the whole of humanity - through US.

As Christians we have been given an incredible privilege of being God's personal representatives on earth. We are Christ's chosen ambassadors, through whom God is making a unique offer of being reconciliation to Himself, to all humanity.

Let us recognise this precious message, with which we have been entrusted and proudly proclaim God's gift of grace to all who will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

My Prayer

Thank You Father that in Christ I have been reconciled to You. Thank You for Your gracious-kindness, loving-mercy and long-suffering towards me and all humanity. Thank You for reconciling the world back to Yourself through Your only begotten Son. Help me to be a worthy witness to the truth of Your Word and boldly declare the message of reconciliation to all with whom I come in contact, this I pray through Christ Jesus our Lord, AMEN.

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