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Most government ambassadors serve in one particular country. But ambassadors-at-large might serve in many places for special purposes. In one sense, God expected ancient Israel to be His ambassador at large. God wanted them to communicate His revealed truth to nations around them. God’s words to them found in Exodus 19 are, If you will obey me and keep my covenant you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation” (vv. 5–6). That meant they would be God’s special ambassadors. Sadly, they failed to represent God as He desired. Later, God’s Son Jesus Christ entered the world. He was fully qualified to speak God’s truth to the world. He did that and He also offered up the sacrifice that atones for the sins of all humanity. Now that Christ has died and returned to heaven, He left us, His followers, to represent Him in the world. We read in 1 Peter 2:9 that we believers are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood chosen to represent God in the world. The question we should constantly ask ourselves is whether we truly represent our Lord by a lifestyle of integrity, by our speech, and by our deeds of kindness.

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