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.Hebrews 2:10(NASB)
The cruel suffering and humiliation that accompanied Christ’s cruel death at Calvary was designed to bring to completion God’s fore-ordained, redemption plan, which purposed to bring many condemned sinners back into a right relationship with God, by faith, and adopt them into His family, as His children.
The death of His only begotten Son was acceptable to the Father and it demonstrates His divine wisdom, for it fulfils the righteous requirements of God’s justice, and it exemplifies the superabundance of His goodness, His grace and His merciful-kindness.
There was no way for man to be saved, except by the death of the eternal Son of God, Who became the perfect Son of Man. He alone could stand in the gap for humanity and offer His life as a ransom for many.
And so the incarnate God, Who created all things from the beginning, and through Whom all thing hold together and function, was sent to earth in the likeness of sinful flesh. A Body was prepared for Him and Jesus was born into this world of a pure virgin.
Although He set aside His glory for a season, He was nonetheless, eternal God and perfect Man, Who through His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection became becoming the Federal Head of the new creation of humanity and the Founder and Finisher of their salvation.
Though He was fully God and a perfect, sinless man, Christ was to be made perfect, during His sojourn on earth through a willing obedience to His Father, and the things that He suffered, as He walked towards the cross.
Jesus was not ‘made perfect’ through some moral refinement, or lessons on virtue, for perfection can’t be advanced or improved. The perfecting of Christ was the glorious end and final consummation of the wonderful plan and faultless purpose of God, in bring many condemned sinners back into a right relationship with Himself and adopting all who believe in Jesus Christ, into His family, as His sons.
But to get to the crown the Lord Jesus must had to stretch out His arms of love on the cross, in order to break the power of sin and death. In order to bring many sons to glory He must first become sin for us – and be cursed in our place.
To conquer death He must first die, in order to become the firstborn of the dead. He not only died to pay the penalty for the sin of the world – but that the power of sin and death might be broken in the lives of all believe in His name.
Only the eternal Creator-God Who was born as the perfect Sinless Man, had the credentials and authority to save humanity and bring many sons into glory. But to achieve this God-ordained plan, which was planned and purposed in the eternal council chambers of God our precious Saviour had to suffer. Praise His name
Thank You Father for Jesus and thank You Jesus that You lived a life of suffering and pain for love of me and to bring me into the heavenly glory of Your love, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.