When our Heavenly Father draws us to himself to be saved, among the many things that come with that relationship is the fact he employs us as his ambassadors, authorized representatives and/or messengers for his kingdom. It is truly an honor to hold that distinction for the King above all kings. As his representatives, we are expected to be faithful, to walk in the admonition and commendation spoken of in Proverbs 13:17, which states the following:
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
Through their deeds and/or spoken words, they are called upon to faithfully relay God’s messages to those around them. Faithful ambassadors are careful not to add to or subtract from the King’s words, lest they fall into mischief that harms themselves as well as the hearers. They don’t dilute his message with worldly philosophy, vain deceit, tradition of men, or ungodly principles (Colossians 2:8). God’s ambassadors are free to use tools such as imagination, thought, and reasoning to adapt the King’s message to the hearer, but they refuse to alter the substance or core principles of the message.
Faithful ambassadors believe their employer’s message is so important that they distribute the message even if the hearers resent it, reject it, or revile it. In publishing the message faithfully, they usher in spiritual health since the tongue of the wise is health (Proverbs 12:18). They become living examples of moral courage, honesty, righteousness, and honor by executing their duties faithfully despite any negative circumstances or consequences with the hope that even if only one soul listens, it’s worth it.
Driven by love for the Father and their fellow man, they are aware that just the act of sharing the message can potentially improve the spiritual health of the community in their midst. Even if the truth of the King’s message is bitter or tough to accept, it is ultimately good for the soul, combating the spiritually toxic, poisonous deceptions and lies of the world. To preach Christ by pointing out why he’s needed in the midst of sin, how he remedies that sin, and his divine right to be Lord, is truth that brings health to sin-sick souls and is the only antidote to cure dead spirits poisoned by sin.
Thus, faithful ambassadors remain aware that the King’s message is ultimately full of pleasant words that are sweet to the soul and health to the bones (Proverbs 16:24). It is not only a blessing and honor to share the message and understand it, but it is also a blessing to see it shared even if rejected and to see it improve the souls of those who accept it.