"For which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak." - Ephesians 6:20 (KJV)
What is an ambassador? What does an ambassador do? To really understand this verse, we must first understand these questions. I’m sure you already know, but let’s cover it again.
Ambassadors at a glance:
* Ambassadors represent their country in foreign lands.
* An ambassador is always taken care of.
* Ambassadors celebrate their country’s holidays and follow their laws.
* Ambassadors need to give an honest impression of their country.
* Ambassadors are chosen by their country.
In a way, we are all ambassadors. Not for countries, not for towns, but for our heavenly home. When you say “I am a Christian.” you immediately become an ambassador in the eyes of people. If you lie and cheat, that’s what people associate Christians with. If you are good and kind, that what people associate Christians with.
When you are an ambassador, you have the right to “speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” That is what ambassadors need to do to give a fair impression. So speak boldly. Tell people what you need to about God. Stand up for the right, no matter how uncomfortable it can be, because you are an ambassador.