Thoughts from and/or triggered by Pastor Smith’s sermon on Sunday.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Ten things we have because the Son of God became a man:
- One day, we will be brought to glory (verse 10).
- We have a perfect Captain of our salvation (verse 10).
- We are sanctified: set apart to God, made holy (verse 11).
- We are His brethren (verses 11-13).
- We are children of God (verses 13-14).
- We are free from Satan’s power (verse 14).
- We are free from the fear of death (verse 15).
- We have a high priest like us (verse 17).
- We are reconciled to God (verse 17).
- Our high priest understands temptation, and helps us when we are tempted (verse 18).