Co-Workers with Jesus
We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
2 Corinthians 6:1
There are many wonderful titles for those who do God’s work. We can be called servants, teachers, pastors, elders, preachers, deacons and so forth. Here in 2 Corinthians 6:1 Paul gave one of the most amazing and wonderful titles: workers together with Him.
Think about it. Paul saw himself as a co-worker with Jesus Christ. The use of we instead of “I” shows that Paul didn’t only consider himself as a co-worker with Jesus, but also others who served the Savior.
What an amazing job you have: workers together with Him! It isn’t that God needed Paul, or that God needs any of us. Instead, it is that God wants us to be workers together with Him for our good.
It’s like the little boy with the toy lawnmower following dad as dad mows the lawn. For the sake of pure efficiency, dad should ask the boy to go away because he is really just in the way. But it is so good for the boy to work with dad! And because dad loves his boy, he wants him to work together with Him.
The word “workers” itself is important. There is something good and important in work itself, so much so that God wants us to be workers together with Him. God’s best for our life is never a state of ease and comfort and indulgent inactivity – even if we did all those things together with Him. God wants us to be workers together with Him, not “couch potatoes” or “pew potatoes” together with Him.
We are workers together with Him. Paul never said God works together with us. It isn’t our work that God helps us with. It is His work that He asks us to do together with Him. Instead of trying to get God to help us with our work, we need to find out what God’s work is, and do it with Him.
After a weekend of serving God, take little pleasure in recognizing one of the wonderful things about Christian ministry: we get to work together with Jesus Christ. He wants you to work with Him and to advance His kingdom. How honored we all are to do this!
Blessings to You in Jesus’ Name – David Guzik
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