The privilege of sharing


Hebrews 2:10–11 (ESV): 10 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. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,


Hebrews 2 begins with the challenge that we must pay closer attention to the gospel so we do not drift from this great salvation. The writer then spoke of the majesty ofJesus, Lord of the universe, who was made lower than angels for a little while so that he might taste death for everyone.

This was only proper so that the founder of our salvation might be made perfect through suffering. Indeed, both Jesus (who sanctifies) and his followers (who are sanctified) have one source.

We are brothers with Christ! Hebrews 3:14 says that we have come to share in Christ, “if … we hold our original confidence firm to the end.”


Suffering is not an extraordinary experience for the follower of Jesus. Indeed, it was necessary for Jesus to suffer… and it is necessary for us to suffer as we follow him.

Suffering for Jesus does not mark us as under God’s displeasure; suffering enables us to share in Christ!


Heavenly Father, thank you for the privilege of sharing in Christ. While I do not enjoy times of difficulty, may I see your hand in all seasons of life and live for your faithfully, holding on to the confidence of my salvation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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