Hebrews 13

Hebrews 13:5

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”

I will never desert you. As Jesus said to the disciples, “Surely I am with you always” (Matt. 28:20).

Some worry that the Spirit leaves us when we stumble, but God has promised to never abandon us under any circumstances. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit abide or make their home with the believer (John 14:16–17, 23). Home means home. You are not a motel room for the Lord. You are the temple of the Holy Spirit and he will never leave you.

Hebrews 13:6

so that we confidently say,

The Lord is my Helper. The God of grace helps the helpless.

Life is too big for any of us to handle, but the good news is that God is our very great Helper who rides across the heavens to help us (Deu 33:26). He is our present help in times of trouble (Ps. 46:1).

“Lord, help me!” cried the Canaanite woman (Matt. 15:25). “Help us!” cried the father of the demon-possessed boy (Mark 9:22). Like Paul, who obtained help from God (Acts 26:22), these people understood that asking God for help in our time of need is how we receive his grace (Heb. 4:16).

God does not merely help us overcome sin; his grace is divine aid for whatever need we face (Heb. 4:16). “Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings” (Ps. 63:7).

God the Father is known as the Helper (Deu. 33:29, 2 Cor. 6:2); so is God the Son (Heb. 2:18) and God the Holy Spirit (John 14:16).

Further reading: “Who’s your Helper?

Hebrews 13:21

equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Equip you in every good thing. You can be confident that the good work Jesus began in you, he will see through to completion (Php. 1:6).

Hebrews 13:24

Greet all of your leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you.

The saints. Throughout scripture, Christians are consistently referred to sanctified saints. See entry for Acts 26:18.

Hebrews 13:25

Grace be with you all.

The grace of God is a gift freely offered to all.

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