“We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain” (2 Corinthians 6.1).
This concise verse sets forth a powerful amount of teaching about our responsibilities when it comes to being what we ought to be for God. Key words are “workers,” “together,” and “Him.”
There is not one place in scripture where the Christian life is pictured as being passive or even casual—rather in all teaching it is pictured as being active and dynamic. As children of God, we are to be workers, up and about our Father’s business, not lazy and slothful.
As we work, we are to work together, in harmony, being guided by God’s word. Only then can we present a unified effort to the world that will entice others to want to be a part of it. Paul makes it clear that the “work” and “unity” are done with Christ, thus demonstrating our appreciation for the grace God has shown us in giving us Jesus to die for us and in making it possible for us to go to Heaven.