“For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.” – 1 Corinthians 3.9

God bestows a great privilege upon every Christian in this passage! He gives us the opportunity to labor with Him in the harvest field of souls. God does not need us to get His great work in this world accomplished, but He gives His children the opportunity to make Him known everyday. “There is no higher honour than for a man to be engaged in doing the same things which God does, and participating with him in accomplishing his glorious plans.”* The question is what are we working with God to accomplish? Consider the will of God, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Pet 3:9) As the ministers of God in His great vineyard of souls, our mission is to take the Gospel to the “uttermost part of the earth.” What a comfort that the Lord does not leave us to perform this task alone, “For we are labourers together with God.”

* Albert Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament pg. 694

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