1 Thessalonians Three: Do Huh?

Posted: June 3, 2012 in 1 Thessalonians

So there I was, just minding my own business and making my way into this chapter of Paul’s letter to the believers in Thessalonica, and I see this phrase come up in conjunction with Paul’s reference to Timothy: “God’s coworker.”

C0worker. As in, “Hey, we work together.” Together. Us. With God.

Am I the only one slightly mind-fried by this?

To think that the God who formed us, saved us, sent His beloved Son for us, is not only in the process of saving people, but He’s using us to get it done. That’s crazy!

Crazier still is this- in this tension-filled reality where we can rebel against a sovereign God (to an extent), I truly believe that God allows us to miss opportunities in our service to Him and His kingdom. Now, that’s not to say that people are going to Hell because we disobeyed God. I don’t think that’s the case. God will save His elect. The question is, will you play a role in it? Jesus told us, “the harvest is plentiful. Don’t worry about that. It’s growing. It’s ripe for the picking. Now who’s going to work for me?”

Coworkers.

Craziness.

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