“For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.”
The He in this verse is God. God is the reason that all things exist. He is the one behind the plan of creation and salvation. His plan for saving mankind included the work of Jesus and involved suffering on Jesus’ behalf. Jesus’ cup was one of sorrow and pain, both physical and spiritual. In the garden, late at night, Jesus lay prostrate, seeking relief from this great suffering. So great was His agony that blood came from His pores. But the cross was the only way to satisfy the penalty of the sin of the world.
Once it was determined that there was no other way, Jesus strode from the garden with purpose and accomplishing His own arrest set out for the cross. In obeying His Father, He learned what true suffering was. His suffering went well beyond anything a human will ever endure. His death was worse than any death before or after. His death involved more than the separation of life from the body, and in that great suffering, Jesus came to understand what suffering is all about. It made Him perfect in the sense that He was the only one who could do what needed to be done. Jesus was already perfect as far as sin was concerned. He was not made sinless but rather became sin. In becoming sin, He became the perfect savior.
Task for Today: Jesus in becoming the perfect savior made you perfect insofar as sin is concerned. He became your sin that you might be sinless in God’s sight. Doesn’t that make you want to praise Him, shout to the heavens about Him? Give God the glory today. Today let the world know what Jesus has done for you. Let them know what He has done for them.