Today’s passage: Hebrews 2:5-13
- It is right for us to me amazed by God’s love toward mankind!
- God did not give dominion over the earth to angels, but to man.
- God did not provide a sacrifice to redeem fallen angels, Christ came to redeem sinful man.
- God will not put all things under angels’ feet, but Christ’s (The God-Man), who was made “lower than the angels” to save us from our sin.
- God’s perfect justice required the sufferings of Jesus. Jesus tasted death on our behalf. (Romans 3:26)
- Jesus did not call the disciples (Or His followers) “brothers” or “brethren” until after the resurrection (Matthew 28:10). After His death, burial and resurrection all the work had been done and vindicated which “sanctified” or set apart His people and united us to Him.
- We have been set apart from our sin, and set apart to service!
Questions to consider:
- How does the beginning of verse 10 remind us of God’s place in the universe? Does He exist for us or do we exist for Him? Is there a single person on earth who will not answer to Him? What does the world need to hear?
- How does a passage like this help us not to take the Gospel for granted? What did Christ go through for our salvation and for the glory of God?
- How could this great explanation of God’s love given to us stir up in us a love for Him and a desire and ability to show love to others?