Hebrews 3: 14
The Word: Hebrews 3: 14 (KJV)

14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

Dig Deeper:
Hebrews 3: 1 

1. Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus…

Think about it
The word partake means to share, to be a partner, to participate, to benefit from….To partake can be a good thing because you share out of the good benefits. It can also be a bad thing because you share out of the problems. The Greek word “partakers” is “Metoches” meaning a “participant”

In a normal standard family, you partake. So if the dad or mum gets a good job, the benefits spills to the children, they can have good food, new bikes, shoes, gadgets etc. On the other hand if the parents are struggling financially, it affects the children. If you flip the coin, if the children are misbehaving in school, it affects the parents because they will get summoned by the school because of the poor behaviour of the children. So to partake means you share in the goodies or problems of someone else because of the relationship or link between you.

With God it’s similar. We partake of his goodness and grace. We also partake of his suffering. Because of the suffering, death and resurrection of the Son of God we have been made partakers of Christ. 

We are partakers of the Divine nature. II Peter 1:4

We are partakers of His holiness. Hebrews 12:10

We are partakers of the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 6:4

We are partakers of the heavenly calling. Hebrews 3:1

We are also partakers of His sufferings. I Peter 4:13

We are partakers of God’s promise in Christ. Ephesians 3:6

We are partakers of his fruits II Timothy 2:6

We are partakers of the afflictions of the Gospel. II Timothy 1:8

We are partakers of Christ’s glory. I Peter 5: 1.

And lastly:

We are partakers of his grace. Philippians 1:7

Because we are partakers of his grace, we have unlimited, unusual access to his mercies and favour

Remember Our memory verse for January:
2 Corinthians 9: 8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Why not thank him for his grace….

Prayer focus:  Father thank you for grace through the blood of Jesus.

On Grace: God’s lavish Grace – Terry Virgo
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