2 Corinthians 5:15-21

15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.


16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.


Not seeing my life as my own is something Paul shared to the church in Corinth. He reminded the people of what God has done to reconcile them to Himself. God loves all people and He seeks that they be reconciled to Him. Then as people are reconciled to Him, they become “new creations” and are given the task of being God’s ambassadors. For us as Christ followers we need to see the people Jesus gave his life for and this should cause me to pray on their behalf for their salvation and that they may be made new.


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