What is the chief end of man?… Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. 

-The Westminster Shorter Chatechism 

 

 
Say we were members of one branch or another of the U.S. Armed Forces.  For instance, you might serve with The Air Force and patrol the sky and I might serve with The Navy and protect our shoreline.  Each branch of our military has a clearly defined mission to carry out last I heard.
 

Many varied opinions would surface if one were to ask—What in the world has God left his followers in the world for when heaven beckons and awaits?  Some of us would find our tongues tied if we were asked to give a serious and credible answer to the question. 

As Jesus-followers, we have an agency sanctioned mission.
 
We aren’t here to save up a pile of dough and assemble a slick financial portfolio that would win the approval of the money experts on Fox News (1 Timothy 6:17-18). 
 
We aren’t here to compile a long list of bad things we don’t participate in (Galatians 3:10-11).   
 
We aren’t here to merely elect the next president of the United States (Psalm 46:10). 
 
We aren’t even here to look religiously active (Matthew 6:1-8). 
  
18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.  (2 Corinthians 5:18-21, ESV)
 
We are here to be ambassadors for Christ.
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