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.
I appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. Grace be with all of you.
– Heb. 13:20-25, ESV
As we arrive at the end of this epistle, memory is called into action again. Remember your leaders, your elders – those who teach you the Word of God and exemplify the activity of faith.
Above all, never forget the constancy of Jesus Christ. The great Shepherd, and those who with clear conscience act honorably and serve with courage. Remember all of this, knowing that – The God of peace equips His people to engage in every form of good, to His glory.
The writer says, “bear with my word of exhortation.” I take that to mean, don’t read this letter quickly and forget it. Ponder these things, examine yourself and give God all the glory, that you can be corrected, warned and disciplined for better things.
“Grace be with all of you.”