partners with Christ

For we have become partners with Christ,
if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end. [Hebrews 3:14 NET]

I love the way that this translation renders the Greek word metochoi as partners. It carries with it a sense of sharing or partaking. The sense in my mind is that we are active participants in God's work on earth. Think of us as junior partners. Learning from the senior partner as we walk at his side.

The second half of the verse serves to remind us that our partnership is ongoing and active. No silent partners. The word rendered confidence brings with it a sense of reality. This partnership we have with Jesus must be real. It must touch us deeply. Only then can we hold firm until the end.

You call us partners Lord. Help us to see ourselves as co-laborers in your work on earth.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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