The book of Hebrews is like a movement in a sonata, weaving together themes of revelation and redemption, and ultimately pointing to Christ. It should be no surprise, then, that the composer concludes his work with a humble request for prayer and a benediction that reminds us of all God has accomplished through Jesus. May we, like the Hebrew believers before us, heed this letter’s instruction, cherish God’s family, honor our leaders, and stand in the grace of our Father.
18Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20Now 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, 21equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us1 that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
22I appeal to you, brothers,2 bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. 24Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. 25Grace be with all of you.
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