An ambassador is the highest-ranking diplomat sent abroad to represent one country to another. God chose Moses to be His ambassador to ancient Egypt. He was to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, and to lead them out slavery. In commissioning Moses, God said to him, “I will be with you. And this will serve as proof that I have sent you. When you have brought the Israelites out of Egypt, you will return here to this very mountain.” Sixty days after leaving Egypt, Moses and the group arrive at Mt Sinai. At Mt Sinai, God said to the gathered assembly, “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians to bring you out of slavery.” The people knew from their recent experience that God had power to do whatever He promised to do. God then told the people, “If you will obey my voice, you will be to me a kingdom of priests, my holy nation.” As priests, this small group of people would serve as God’s ambassadors to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, they never fulfilled that role to the extent God wanted them to do. In the fifth ch. of 2 Corinthians, Paul asserts that God calls Christian believers to be ambassadors. Peter in his first epistle, ch. 1 and John in Revelation ch. 1 say, God has made believers in Jesus Christ into a kingdom of priests. As priests, we are ambassadors for Christ. Our job is to model principles of God’s kingdom and point others to Jesus Christ, God’s Son.
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