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Hebrews 2:9 “ But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.”

When you survey all that is Jesus Christ, what do you see? 6 points of reference from Hebrews 2:9.

Do you see humility? You should, for it was in humility that the Creator of all became like His creation.

Do you see suffering? You should, for it was on the cross that the greatest love of all was put on display. For on the cross Jesus suffered and died.

Do you see grace? You should, for it is grace that God chose to redeem and it is grace that secures redemption.

Do you see substitution? You should, for it was “for everyone” that Jesus tasted death. Jesus innocently took the place on the cross that rightly belonged to you and me.  The cup of God’s wrath on sin was poured out on Jesus. For the redeemed their remains no more wrath!

Do you see the resurrection? You should, for it is only fitting to crown the victor. Christ in His resurrection defeated sin, death, and Satan. HE IS ALIVE and HE IS LORD OF ALL!

Do you see relentless pursuit? You should, for it is for you that Jesus came. Jesus stops at nothing to save and keep His own.

This verse reminds us that the death of Christ was sufficient for all but it is not efficacious to all. Meaning that though Christ’ death is atonement for sin, it is only applicable to those who by faith and repentance trust in His death on their behalf and commit their life to Jesus.

If you have not committed your life to Jesus Christ, let me invite you to trust in Jesus Christ today. Confess you are a sinner, Confess that Jesus died for your sin and Believe that Jesus was raised from the dead, and Commit to forever follow Jesus as your Lord. If you have committed your life to Jesus just now, let us know at Jackson Park Baptist Church so we can celebrate with you. Click the link below and select the contact us tab. I also encourage you to share the Good News of your salvation with others and find a local church to help you mature as a Christ follower.

So what do you see when you look at Jesus? What would you add to the list above?