Paul tells the church of Ephesus in Ephesians 6:19-20, “and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” Paul was an ambassador for Christ. Everything he said and did was for the kingdom. So what does it mean to be an ambassador and how can we be ambassadors for Christ in our lives?
An ambassador is someone who represents an organization, like a country. Much like an advocate, their duty is to bring a message to the people. In our world today, we have ambassadors for our countries that are stationed in foreign lands. Their job is to do the work of their country.
In the same way, we are ambassadors for Christ. Our job is to do his work while we are living in this alien land where we do not belong. We are to bring the message of the gospel and hope of Jesus Christ to the ones living in the land. We are to show them the way, just as others have done for us. Think about someone who is an ambassador for Christ, maybe someone who has invested in you like a Sunday School leader or a Bible Study leader. If you keep the gospel to yourself and do not share it with others, then what purpose are you serving? Pray and ask God to help you be an ambassador for Christ today.