“But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.”
Wow, what a statement about Jesus and His work. Our writer wants to make sure we understand who was made lower than the angels in the specific case of prophecy. Not only man in general but the Man, the Son of God, Jesus. Again, it is important that we understand that Jesus as the first fruit of God’s redemptive plan, has been restored to heavenly glory and honor.
This verse tells us the cause of the glory and honor; it was due to His obedience unto death. Jesus had a choice, but He gave it little to none consideration. Jesus came to do the will of God as He stated to the disciples. That will was the cross. That will was that Jesus would die in our place. For doing that, for fulfilling God’s plan of the ages, Jesus was given glory and honor and a seat at the right hand of God on high.
Jesus died for every human being before His day and afterward. This was God’s gift to humanity. A gift without cost to the receiver. It was a gift of grace that cost the life of God’s Son in more ways than one. Jesus, because of God’s grace, was separated from God so that I could be reconciled to God. The death of Jesus procured my adoption and provided me an inheritance of eternal life.
Task for Today: Praise God today for His grace so richly bestowed on you. Thank God for His great gift of life eternal for you. Proclaim Jesus as your savior and your King today. The gift of salvation through Jesus is an unspeakable gift. Rejoice in your salvation today.