The Presence of God’s Grace

“May God’s Grace be with you all.”

These words, the closing words of the book of Hebrews, are the greatest blessing with which one can bless another. They are found in both the introductions and conclusions of most of the epistles, for the Grace of God is the one essential foundation of the Christian life, our only hope of pleasing God while we live on this earth, our song of praise throughout eternity.

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Equipped and Perfected by God

In the closing verses of Hebrews, the writer gives this blessing from “the God of Peace”:  “…may He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.” Hebrews 13:21 NLT

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Our Great Shepherd

As the writer of Hebrews prepares to close his letter he pens this blessing: “Now may the God of peace– Who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with His blood— may He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.”

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Our Permanent Home

“For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to His Name.” Hebrews 13:14,15 NLT.

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Yesterday, Today, Forever

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them.” Hebrews 13 :8,9 NLT

Everything on this earth is in a state of change, whether slowly and imperceptibly or at dizzying speed. The natural world, the world of technology, the fabric of our society– all are changing, whether we like it or not. But through it all, there is one constant; Jesus has never changed, is not changing today, and will never change throughout eternity. He is the one solid, dependable Foundation on Whom an eternal life can be built, and, thank God, He has made Himself available for us to build our lives on!

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He Will Never Fail Us

The writer of Hebrews continues with his closing instructions: “Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?'” Hebrews 13:5,6 NLT

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Let Brotherly Love Continue

The writer of Hebrews moves on from his description of our wonderful opportunities and responsibilities in the New Covenant brought to us by Jesus Christ to some specific instructions for us, Christians and citizens of Heaven, while we yet live here on earth. And the first instruction given is this: “Let brotherly love continue.” Hebrews 13:1 KJV

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