Saturday, 10 August 2019
“But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honour because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.”
Jesus’ suffering and death on our behalf only increased his resurrection glory in heaven!
Jesus was always perfect. He existed forever as God the Son, in perfect fellowship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. All the attributes of God were his in perfection. When he became a man, he lived without any sin. So how was he made “perfect through suffering”?
His perfections became even greater! It is one thing to have a nature that would sacrifice out of love for others. But that aspect of a person becomes even more glorious when they are put in a situation where they actually have to make an inconceivable sacrifice to save others.
Today God the Father wants you to see the glory of the resurrected Jesus Christ. Get on your knees before the cross and glorify him who suffered for you.
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