“But we do see Him named Jesus who was made lower than the angels for a little while, and because of the suffering of death was crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:9). Hebrews is a sermonic letter that encourages followers of Jesus to endure persecution with joy, and to have compassion on believers who have been imprisoned for their faith.
This book of the Bible also warns readers against adopting false doctrines and dead, empty rituals. Instead, believers are to embrace a living faith relationship with God through Jesus, to persevere in the faith, and to never leave their communion with Christ. Perhaps the apex of the book of Hebrews, though, is the proclamation of the person and work of Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate.
In our scripture for today, we learn that though being equal with God, Jesus condescended to come down to us needy sinners, to suffer and die on a bloody cross, but then to defeat death for everyone. The bottom line – Jesus has done everything for everyone to be saved. We only must receive.