Bible Thoughts – Why would a King?

This morning as I was trying to get my mind and heart ready for the day, a passage and a song stirred my soul with thankfulness for Christ.  In Hebrew chapter 2:9-10, the inspired writer says these words about King Jesus:

But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings.

Why would a King, do such a thing. Why would the one for whom are all things, and through whom are all things -why would suffer for those who rejected His goodness?

Many answers might come rushing into our minds, but for me this morning it was enough just to say, “Thank you Jesus. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

I have also been listening to Matt Maher a lot, and his song, “Love Comes Down” was a fitting expression to the inspired word of God. Here is the song with lyrics.

A few other thoughts from Hebrews 2

2:2 says, “and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty.” A sobering reminder of the seriousness of sin in the past, in the now time and whenever it might occur. Every sin will be dealt with.

2:4 says, “God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.” Just a helpful reminder to see in other books of the Bible that is God who gives Spiritual gifts, we don’t buy them (Acts 8:1-25) or give them – Jesus does through the Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-11).

2:9 says, “so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.” Is the atonement available to everyone? How does the subjunctive (“might”) show that it is possible for Jesus to taste death for everyone? I still hold that the atonement is limited by the mere fact that if the atonement is applied to everyone then why are people still in danger of the fires of hell. But there does remain the philosophical question as to what is the availability of the atonement for those who don’t believe? This passage seems to suggest that Jesus tasted death that everyone might have the availability of his atoning death. Just thinking with key strokes.

Bottom line for today and everyday, “Jesus died my soul to save. Thank you King Jesus.”


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About brentprentice

Brent is the lead pastor and one of the Elders at Eagle Heights in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has been married to Lacey for 14 years and together they love two sons, Luke and Elijah, and a daughter, Bella.

Posted on April 7, 2011, in Bible Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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