We Are Not Instruments Anymore than Jesus Is

The thing about being a co-heir with Christ is that you are not looked upon as a mere instrument in God’s hand anymore than the Son is. That is, you aren’t simply some dispensable tool the Lord uses and tosses away. No, He has adopted us into His very life, by grace; such that when we suffer, He first suffered for us; when we are in turmoil, He first was in turmoil for us; when we die, He first died for us; when He first resurrected and ascended, we now too will resurrect and ascend to be with Him forevermore. So I take heart.

6 thoughts on “We Are Not Instruments Anymore than Jesus Is

  1. Amen! And we are not simply fodder to glorify God, as so often has been presented to me by the reformed, as if God was in need of a created agent to supply Him with glory.
    That perhaps oversimplifies their position, nonetheless it is a major facet of their teleology.

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