A Great Shepherd that Promises to Equip Us With Everything Good to do His Will

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hebrews 13:20-21  Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Our Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ, has a great task that has been given to Him by His father through an eternal promise that has been made a permanent promise by His shed blood.  Our Shepherd will never break this promise.  It is a forever promise.  Our great Shepherd’s promise is to equip us, His sheep, with “everything good” so that we may follow through at each given moment to complete His will.  Whatever comes our way in this life, we are equipped by our Shepherd to succeed at the Father’s will.  Whatever comes our way in school, work, home, relationships, financially, and everything else we can meet with the empowering of the Shepherd as He gives us “everything good” to do His will.  What a joyful, hope building promise we have as believers.  What are you in need of today that needs to be included in that “everything good” from your great Shepherd?  As our great Shepherd continuously equips us moment by moment through His Shepherding Spirit that is within us, He considers us pleasing in His sight and He gets great fame, honor, and glory from us, His Sheep, pursuing Him daily and yielding to Him as our Great Shepherd.  Seek the great shepherd, spend time with the great Shepherd, listen to the great Shepherd and He will equip you with “everything good” to do His will.

Father, God of Peace, who has given us a great Shepherd in Jesus Christ, pursue us daily through Christ’s shepherding.  I pray that we as followers, your sheep, would pursue you as you pursue us.  Lord, for your name’s sake equip us with everything good to do your will.  Remind us throughout the day that you are equipping us.  Let us look for that equipping.  Let great hope and joy fill our lives with this promise. Thank you for the great equipper Jesus Christ.

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