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Passage: Hebrews 2:5-10

Hebrews 2:5-10 – Glory Emerging from Suffering

Summary

The glory that God promises people is hardly unrelated to the suffering that Jesus endured. In his suffering he experienced death on behalf of others, so that they might likewise come to share in the glories of God.

Analysis

This passage sets the main theme of Hebrews in several steps. First, the author quotes Psalm 8:4-6, which tells of the glory that God promised to people. Second, the author acknowledges that the experience of life in the world is often far from glorious and that people do not "see" the fulfillment of God's promises. Third, the author points out that they do, however, see Jesus through the eyes of faith. Jesus, too, was subjected to suffering in the world, but God raised him to heavenly glory. If God brought Jesus through suffering to glory, readers can be assured that God will do the same for Jesus' followers.