The Joy in Responsibility
(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)
Complex sentence – A/For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist,/ B/in bringing many sons to glory,/ C/ should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering./
A[God the Father said “it’s fitting”]
B[God the Father’s children are being lead to glory]
C[He makes Jesus, the founder of the children’s salvation, perfect through suffering]
How was it fitting?
What kind of leader is Jesus?
How can the perfect be made perfect?
- How was it fitting –
Christ fully shared human nature, as v. 11a stated, vv. 11b–13 confirmed, and vv. 16–17 will reaffirm.
The purpose of Christ’s incarnation and death was to benefit (glorify, v. 10; sanctify, v. 11; liberate, v. 15; purify from sins, v. 17) his people.
- What kind of leader is Jesus –
Sympathetic High Priest – Verse 17
Victorious Older Brother – Verses 14, 18
- How can the perfect be made perfect –
Means of perfecting:
Tested and proven
Already perfect (4:15; 7:26; 9:14)
Learning Obedience (5:8-9)
Result of perfecting:
Unity and Family (Connection between verse 10 and 11)
We are understood.
We rest in a perfect finished work.
We are loved and accepted in a perfect family.
 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Heb 2:10.