9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
So far we have read and seen how the writer of Hebrews have been successfully advocating for Jesus’ supremacy over everything, including the angles. In this verse we see how Jesus takes it upon himself – purposefully to become lower than the angels (an equal to mankind) so that he can die an excruciating death (on our behalf – for the wages of sin is death Rom. 6:23) in order that we can join him (Jesus) as co-heirs and be crowned with glory and honour. And all this was made possible by God’s amazing and sweet grace. What a great example Jesus sets for us to become humble or lower that a status we currently hold for the benefit of others (Con)
Thoughts for the day
- Do you struggle with pride in your life?
- How can you use Jesus’ example of humility to make him the center of your life?
- What does this passage tell you about God, Jesus and man?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you can share this message with?
Look around and pray. It’s easy to forget to pay attention when making the same journey every day. Use your travel time to look around and pray for what you see. Pray for the buildings you pass; the people you see, your fellow travelers. Invite God’s presence to show you your commute through His eyes.