THERE HAS TO BE A DIFFERENCE
2 Corinthians 6:10 As God's co-workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.
To receive is to be conscious of an offer and be in agreement for it to become part of one’s current reality. Therefore, there is an active participation in receiving – it is not just a passive event. Co-workers are supposed to be involved in the task at hand- they are to expected ‘to dig their heels in and get their hands dirty’ while completing the required job.
Thus, it is worth giving it a second look that Paul acknowledges the place of a co-worker, yet warns against receiving the grace of God in vain. Here, he highlights familiarity, where too much familiarity causes one to lose sight and significance of some things.
One can literally be in the vineyard, in close proximity to the Grace of God and yet be unaffected by it. There would be no distinctions between we, who claim to bask under the rain of His grace and another who has not so much as heard about this grace. Beloved, there ought to be a distinguishing factor when contrasting situations – there has to be that inexplicable difference in the life of the believer attributable only to the measure of the Grace of God on their life.
We just cannot receive the grace of God in vain, it has to make a difference.