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In law, a principal acts on his own behalf while and agent acts on behalf of a principal.  Before Christ, we were living for our own interests.  In Christ, we live for His.

Agency has to do with authority.  The one doing the sending has authority and the one being sent is under that authority (i.e. subject to the authority).

As the Jews were God’s agents to the world, so the prophets were God’s agents to the Jews. shows that the NASB has three occurrences of the word “agency” and one occurrence of the word “agent.”  All four of these are included below.

Of course, there are many more implicit references to agency in Scripture than these, and I have included some of them here.

John 7:18

John 13:16

2 Corinthians 5:15

Galatians 1:1  –  “the agency of man”

Galatians 3:19  –  “the agency of a mediator”


Isaiah 28:2  –  “the Lord has a strong and mighty agent

Daniel 8:25  –  “he will be broken without human agency

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