April 29, 2021

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2 Corinthians 5:18 (NASB95)
Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,


The Greek verb translated “reconciliation” basically means to change or to exchange one thing for another. It implies changing someone from an enemy into a friend. It has the sense of bringing people or parties that are at odds with each other together.

The Christian Standard Study Bible commentary says:

There’s no denying that we don’t see a lot of reconciliation going on today… our country and our world are incredibly divided.

Our role as believers should be that of reconcilers. So, we are challenged to ask these questions. Are we agents of reconciliation, or are there areas of our lives where we are widening the divide?

If we are to be like Christ, it is our ministry to be reconcilers of this world. But as Christians, we need to be reconciled to each other before we can be the ambassadors Christ calls us to be.