“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us, we implore you, on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
Pleading…pleading…pleading…Would the sovereign over the universe actually condescend and plead with sinful rebels to come to Him? Yes, and yes again!
Consider Exekiel 33:11—“As I live says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?”
God pleads, “Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling oh, sinner, come home…” But how does He plead? Does He daily come down and traverse the earth pleading? No! Does He send Gabriel, the archangel to plead for Him? No! Does He speak with the same voice that He used when Jesus was baptized so the earth shakes at His voice? No! No! No! How does He plead? By sending you and me, ambassadors of Christ. We go in His name, with His heart, filled with His yearning. And what do we do? Why, we implore, we beg, we entreat, in the name of the Lord. We proclaim the gospel—solidly and clearly. Then we beg—in His name—for the sinner to come home.