Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
Did you know that Jesus is not only our Savior but also our brother? “He had to be made like his brothers and sisters,” the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 2:17). We were God’s lost children, so Jesus came and shared our mortality, our human skin with all its limitations, so that he could defeat our worst enemy, the evil death-maker Satan. Now through Jesus’ incarnation in human flesh, death no longer has its hooks in us or its hold on us. Jesus, our spiritual big brother, has defeated it. Our older brother is now at our Father’s side, interceding for us until we can go home to him (Acts 2:33; Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 7:25; John 1:18 ESV).
Thank you, Almighty God, for sending Jesus to be like me and live among people like me as one of us. As I think of your sacrifice and his love, I am overwhelmed by my insignificance in the vast universe, yet I am beloved by the Creator of it all! I am thankful that Jesus’ gift has made me your child whose older brother is Jesus. Some days, Abba Father, it is hard for me to wait for our family reunion. So, I wait in hope for our great reunion day. Please use me, dear Father, to help others know about your family, gift, and son! In Jesus’ name, I praise and thank you. Amen.
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
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;
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.