Let Us Pray

Representing the King's Interest (May 17, 2022)

“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.” – 2 Corinthians 5:20

The Apostle Paul, in his second letter to the saints at Corinth, described Christians in a very specific way. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul explains to the believers in Corinth, and to us today, that we are “ambassadors” for Christ.

The Greek word the Apostle uses in 2 Corinthians 5:20 for “ambassadors” is presbeuomen. This term literally means to “act as a senior representative” for someone or something.

Paul’s intention in calling us as believers, “ambassadors” for Christ is quite clear. As Christians, we are to represent our King, Christ Jesus, for as long as He desires for us to occupy this earth. We are ambassadors because our real citizenship is in heaven, thus, we are to represent Christ in this foreign land called the United States and specifically here in Kentucky.

Actively trying to promote the tenets of Scripture in our society is then clearly not optional, but mandatory. The Church is called to represent the Biblical truth about family, life, marriage, gender, religious liberty, and more because it is our mandate as Christ ambassadors.

One of the ways we have the opportunity to do this is the selection of our leaders through voting at the ballot box. May we each do so in today’s Primary Election.

Father, empower us with deep courage and unwavering faith to represent Your truth to our culture in a winsome way. Lord, thank You, for the incredible blessing to be Your representative here in Kentucky. Father, may we take this honor seriously and influence our state for righteousness, including in how we vote today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.