PARTNERSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.
The word for “fellowship,” in 1 Corinthians 1:9, 'called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,” is the same word that is employed, in Luke 5:10, of, James and John being partners with Simon. We have been called into partnership with God's Son, Christ our Lord. In redemption, in His life and tears for men, and ultimately in His triumph and glory we are linked with Him. We belong to the biggest business firm on this earth. The moment we were saved, we were summoned into partnership with Christ by the communion of the Holy Spirit.
How comforting is the thought that Christ's interests are ours and that we are at liberty to draw upon His resources to the uttermost! Suppose a poor clerk were to be summoned from his desk into the countinghouse of a multimillionaire and informed that, from that moment, he was taken into partnership with the firm, would it not be less of an honour than that which has come to us? Association with millionaires in money making is infinitely less desirable than association with the Son of God in world evangelising. And would that poor clerk feel any anxiety as to his share in meeting the immense liabilities of the concern? However great they might be, he would know that the resources of the firm were adequate, and he would be able to sleep easily at night though millions were due on the morrow. Child of God, do you not think your Father can meet all His Son's engagements?
The call to this partnership is from the Father. It is He who has chosen ns for the honour of cooperating with His Son. Will He invite us into such an association and then leave us to be overwhelmed by the difficulties of the situation He has created? It cannot be. He will supply all our need, according to His riches of grace in glory.