In Christ's Stead

Every Christian is, in a most real sense, a lieutenant for Christ. A lieutenant is one who holds the place of another in his absence. In the absence of Christ, the great Captain of Salvation, we are to act in His stead. Paul said, "We pray you, in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God" (2Co_5:20). What a responsibility! We shall need to give an account of our lieutenantship.