Working with Jesus


2 Corinthians 6:1 (ESV): 6 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.


2 Corinthians 5 begins with the recognition that our earthly body is temporary; therefore, our purpose must be to live for eternity with Christ.

That chapter ends with Paul speaking of our ministry of reconciliation. We are ambassadors of Christ, God making his appeal through us.

This highlighted verse explains that we work with Christ. And Paul’s appeal to these believers was that they would not receive God’s grace in vain. They had begun to follow Jesus. They must live faithfully for God.


It is a high honor for the believer to be called to work with Christ. We do not merely work for Christ. We surely do not work separate from Christ. Rather, we work with Jesus that God might reconcile the world to himself.


Heavenly Father, thank you for the privilege of being your son, your servant, your friend, your fellow worker. Help me to work faithfully as an ambassador of Christ. Amen.

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