But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren.
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 “perfected…through sufferings”?
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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