“Equipped For Every Good Thing And Work”

As Christians we have been given great work to do in the service of God and each other. As the Hebrew desired:  “Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will,  working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ…” (Heb. 13:20,21)

And Paul directed Timothy towards the inspired scriptures since they give the man of God everything he needs to be “equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:17)  

In the physical world, no toolbox could possibly have the right tool to do every kind of good work. Yet the scriptures have all the tools necessary for the whole of our spiritual lives towards God and our relationships with others. This instruction is multifaceted, from things of the highest realms down to the most inner and personal. Through the scriptures we have all the equipment necessary for what to know and what to do and how to do it. Yes, the scriptures’ instruction set is a very practical spiritual equipping. 

Do you know folks who like to have tools and equipment for their own sake? They just like tools. Likewise, do you know “Christians” who just like the things taught in the Bible, but don’t put that information to the work of service and the good things of God? The equipping we get in the gospel is not for the the sake of the tools themselves — beautiful though the truth and instructions of the scripture may be. The equipping of the saints is forthe practical work doing God’s will is.