The Winter Olympics will be taking place from February 4 through February 20. Many athletes have gone to Beijing hoping to win a medal. They are striving to obtain a temporary glory. But God is offering His people eternal glory!
Hebrews 2:10 gives us one of the most towering truths in this whole book: “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory ….” Christ is God’s Son, and God is working right now to bring many sons unto the glory of the God Family!
Many would balk at a statement like Paul’s. Yet it is in their Bible—the inspired Word of God! God is going to bring many, many sons to glory—all those who yield to Him. This is not just about being born; it is about receiving eternal glory! That should excite you more than anything—by far!
“For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one”—that is referring to God the Father and those whom He calls—“for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren” (verse 11). The Father is the origin. He begets sons and then turns them over to Jesus Christ. Christ then leads the Church, working with His people so they can share His throne to rule the world!
Christ considers us brothers and coheirs in His Family. Jesus Christ is our Brother. He is a Son of God, and so are you. What a majestic honor! He created us with a spectacular future. Could God give us anything greater? He gives you more love than you could ever imagine.
Christ was “made like unto his brethren” (verse 17)—His brothers, talking about us! What love God has for mankind! He sent His Son to Earth to suffer and die for us (verses 9, 14-18). Christ endured everything that foolish, deceived men did to Him in order to open up salvation to us. What wonderful, fathomless love! What commitment God has toward us.
Back to verse 10: “[T]o make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” Christ is the Captain! He is leading us! A general in an army would usually be more in the background—but a captain is out there leading his men in battle!
That word could also be translated author or pioneer. Jesus Christ is the Pioneer of our salvation. Just as He was crowned with glory and honor, so will we be as the Bride of Christ! We must follow His example to be born spiritually and obtain eternal life as He did.
When my great-granddaughter was first learning to walk, she would fall, walk, fall, walk—it was a cycle of training. But every time she stumbled, she would get right back up and move forward. That is what God wants us to do. If we fall, He wants us to get up like a little child and go on. You are certain to finish this race if you keep moving forward.
Nothing will stop you if you stay with Christ. He needs a helpmeet, a wife to help Him. A husband and wife need each other. Children need unified parents who love each other, love their children, and love God.
For more information, read my free booklet The Book of Hebrews: What Jesus Christ Is Doing Today.