Words from the Heart for Friday March 2nd, 2018
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
Hebrews 2:9 (NKJV)
Crowned With Glory and Honour
The work of salvation by our wonderful Lord Jesus is described here as ‘He tasted death for everyone.’ Each of us deserves death because we are sinners. But, when Jesus came and died on the cross He experienced for us what we will never need to experience for ourselves. He tasted death for us. Oh how precious and how personal is His work of grace!
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Jesus has always received the heavenly praise that He deserves. The angel armies that He commands have always offered up the glory and honour that belong to Christ alone. But in this age, that glory and honour has an additional foundation. Hebrews 2:9 says, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” The author of Hebrews writes on this side of the cross and empty tomb. Jesus has accomplished the work for which He was sent to earth. For a time He was made a little lower than the angels. The Creator of the Universe tasted death. And He did it because of His love for each and every human being – for you and me. He came to die, and when He did, He purchased our redemption. The angels in heaven watched it all from the gallery of Glory and when He returned victorious, what a celebration! He is crowned, now, with glory and honour because He has purchased our salvation.
These have been words from the heart.