Remember our other blog post that addressed the importance of reading the Bible slowly? If not, you can check it out here.
Now, read our passage today from the book of Hebrews,
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
— Hebrews 2: 9-11
From verse 9, we learn that Jesus, the Son of God, was made lower than angels so that He could suffer death just as every man. Imagine that. Our heavenly father made His Son just as every man – earthly. How much more then, is it our responsibility to act as a king does, knowing that God made His only begotten Son, Jesus, who is also the king of kings, in the same way that we are made.
Wow. How much does God love you!
The Holy Bible is God Word in writing, and more importantly God giving us the playbook to imitate Yeshua (which is the Hebrew name for Jesus). And how amazing is it, that our God didn’t give us a goal that is unattainable, He gave us a human example – Jesus.
If you are thinking wow, you should be, because as Paul writes in verse 11, “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.”
Jesus is not ashamed to call us brethren, who believe in Him, and follow His word, and acknowledge that we are sanctified by the suffering and blood of Jesus Christ who gave His life for us. To sanctify us, such that He calls us brethren.
As a result, you have the responsibility to be a king, think like a king, and act like a king, knowing full well that Jesus is king who regards us as brethren.