The King’s Business
“We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
A businessman was summoned before England’s queen. When he appeared, she requested that he represent England as one of the country’s ambassadors.
He expressed his delight and appreciation for the honor, but he told of his reluctance to leave his own business, which demanded most of his time and attention. If he were to leave for two years of service to England and the queen, his business surely would fail.
The queen said, “You take care of England’s business, and England will take care of yours.”
After his tenure of service, the man returned to find his business had doubled in size. What if you were given the same offer? Well, you have been! Today’s Scripture verse says that we are ambassadors and God has given us the privilege of attending to His business. He, in turn, will take care of us.
However, God has no obligation to anyone who neglects His business in pursuit of his or her own.
As long as we have our priorities right, we have an unfailing guarantee of success from God’s Word: “Commit your work to the Lord, then it will succeed” (Proverbs 16:3 TLB).
Father, help me find balance between “taking care of business” and being Your ambassador.
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