Begging the Lord

All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 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.  Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.  For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

The NKJV translates Paul’s writing here with the word “implore”. It makes it sound a bit fancier a bit less humiliating. But in fact what Paul is talking about is nothing less humiliating than straight out begging!

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