“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20,21
Hebrews is a rich book that elevates Jesus as the One who is superior over all, who is to be trusted wholeheartedly and followed faithfully. His once and for all sacrifice is a permanent, gracious offer of forgiveness. He will never abandon us, and he is worthy of our full allegiance. He is the ultimate revelation of God’s love.
The revelation and the challenges of Hebrews culminate in this blessing from the writer. He asks that this God of peace — this One who made an eternal covenant of commitment and promise through Jesus’ death and resurrection and who is the supreme Shepherd of all who follow him — equip us with everything needed to do his will.
This God who is supreme over all, who paid the ultimate price, who sealed the covenant with his own blood, is now alive and able to shepherd us. He is the One who is able and willing to equip us with everything good for doing his will. He aligns our lives with his and works within our character to shape us. All this is done through Jesus Christ.
Will you ask him to equip you with everything good for doing his will? Will you invite him to work within you what is pleasing to him? Will you rely on Jesus Christ and remain faithful to him?
May all glory for our lives point to him for ever and ever. Amen.
Jesus, you are supreme over all. You are the One deserving of my wholehearted devotion and I want all glory for my life to be given to you. Please equip me with everything good for doing your will. Align my heart with yours. I invite you to work within me whatever is pleasing to you. I rely on your power to change me. For your glory and honor! Amen!
By Donna Mitchell
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