Posted by: peebles | March 31, 2016

Acts 20:32 (NIV) ~ Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

God wants to build you up into a bigger, stronger person than you are just now. He has bigger plans for your life, a bigger vision, a bigger and greater dream than you could ever imagine. The Greek word for “build” is oikodmeo meaning to edify, strengthen, develop someone’s life through acts of love and encouragement, to construct and build him or her up.

Now the King James Version of the Bible puts our text for today like this, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” God’s desire for you is to build you up in every area of your life to make you bigger and stronger from the inside out; for bigger, stronger and more powerful is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. It is through the word of His grace, through the powerful word of God, which when you take it and apply it to your heart and life will build you up.

Notice God’s desire is to build you up! The word up is very important as it indicates a movement to a higher position, to go in an upward direction for your life. God wants to build you into a stronger and bigger person from the inside out, He wants you to grow upward, to rise above everything in life, to rise above sickness, lack and the mundane, mediocre; to rise up and live life with a heavenly purpose filled with His Life and in His strength and His victory to rise up and conquer all.

To live in this radically transforming truth you have to commit yourself to the word of God, to read it, learn it, meditate upon it, love it and live it. Let His word change you with its life-giving truth and liberate you into His empowering truths for your life. His word, once applied, is like a healing balm; it turns the poison of negative lies from the enemy of your soul into His Life-enhancing, positive, powerful promises for your life, as He constructs into your spiritual DNA His building progress which will strengthen you and build you up to face anything and everything, and be an overcomer. The Bible says in Acts 19:20 (KJV), “So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.” His word in you has a prevailing power, to prevail against anything and overcome.

My friend, what a powerful promise from God which can be found in our text for today from Acts 20:32 (NIV), “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Our inheritance is in CHRIST JESUS and all that comes from having a personal relationship with Him as our LORD and Savior. His desire is to build you up not knock you down, His desire for you is for you to have confidence, to have boldness and courage, to be positive, to be built up in the most holy faith, filled with His strength and power in the Holy Spirit to go forward and upward in God to new levels of faith and victory.

God bless you my friend, Pastor Matthew.


  1. God Bless You Pastor MatthewI so needed this word today.Have a Beautiful Evening!Blessings for You and Your Family

  2. God has used you, yet again, to speak to my heart. I needed this word of encouragement. Lately, it’s like He’s decided to remodel everything all at once, and boy is it overwhelming at times! Thank you, Pastor Matthew. May I share this on my blog (if I can figure out how)? God bless you.

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