Daily Good News – Your New Job Description

Jun 25, 2015 827

 

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

This passage tells us exactly how it is that God doesn’t count your sins against you. This is how the kingdom of God has come to the world and into your life. The result is that your status is changed: you “become the righteousness of God” in Christ.

This is the gospel, and when we accept it, it’s like being born again – born into the Kingdom of Christ. And when you are part of the Kingdom of Christ, you get citizen rights. You can have a real relationship with Jesus as your best friend. And when Jesus walks with you in life, things change.

We become ambassadors of Christ, the agents of reconciliation in this world between people everywhere and their God. Because the gospel is all about reconciliation. We see people differently, no longer judging by human standards, but according to the standard of infinite and Divine mercy. As a result, we can never look at others in the same way again.

We are empowered by the Spirit of God to become agents of grace, mercy, and kindness. We are still ourselves, but our attitudes towards each other change. After all, the One who has delivered us, has given us new job descriptions: we are representatives of the King of Reconciliation.

 

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