Day 12 Wellpleasing
Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Such a beautiful verse that sums up so much of the Christian life. Here we have God, who is a God of peace, bringing Jesus back from the dead, accepting His sacrifice for us, forever. And in verse 21, it is God who is performing the action of making us perfect, working in us what is wellpleasing in His sight. Like so many other verses in the Bible we find ourselves coming back to this point of how it works- Through Jesus Christ.
Do you see how the whole Christian life revolves around your being in Christ? Not just accepting Him as Lord and Savior, though that is surely the first step. We continue abiding in Him that the working of God might be made perfect in us.
We read how it pleased God to have his fullness in Christ. God is working His fullness in us through Christ. Why? To do His will. What a tremendous empowering this is! God is working in me so that I may do His will!
No wonder His yoke is easy and His burden light. He is the one providing you and me the strength to bear it!
Abiding in His Word
His Word abiding in Me
Bearing much Fruit