2 Corinthians 5:18

2 Corinthians 5:18

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18

Prior to this verse, Paul had been describing the things that result from a surrendered life that has been reconciled to God. The new spiritual creation that we have become in Christ is authored by God; He redeemed us by the atoning blood of Jesus and gives us spiritual birth by the power of His own Spirit.

Believer, the wedge of sin that separated you from God has been removed because of His merciful love. Peace between your soul and your Maker has been restored. We are the reconciled and we have been given the ministry of reconciliation by God Himself to share the good news of Jesus Christ to those who are lost.

I have heard it said that declaring the gospel of Christ is best left to the “professionals”(evangelists, pastors, etc.) to handle. The Lord says that each person who has repented of their sin and turned to follow Jesus is called to be an active member of God’s kingdom in declaring the gospel in His name.

God, help us to make others aware of your grace and your power to restore a right relationship with You through Your Son, Jesus Christ. You have ordained us, now use us to invite others to Your throne of restoration.

Jeff Deal