May 28, 2020
Hebrews 2:9 (KJB) But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Jesus Christ tasted death for every man. In other words, He chose to physically die so that every person can elect to live forever. Jesus came to this earth from the perfection of heaven to suffer and die for the sin of the world. In this temporary position, He was lower than the angels and in step with humanity, physically speaking. Indeed, you understand that even in the flesh, Jesus Christ was both God and man, and spiritually speaking was the Godhead in the flesh.
When we think of tasting something, we often picture it involving food. Especially food that is delicious and desirable. However, for Jesus Christ, tasting death is something altogether different. Death was the will of God, though it was unpleasant, it was spiritually necessary to usher in life. Jesus Christ’s obedience to the will of God ushered in the potential for eternal life to every spiritually softened soul.
Because Jesus Christ was willing to come to this earth and reside in the flesh for a time, He was able to fulfill the will of His Father, God, or to “taste” death. His shed-blood death on Calvary makes it possible for the removal of confessed sin and for every spiritually regenerated soul to live forever.
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The Gordons have authored several devotional books: Looking Through the Glass Darkly, Some Trust in Chariots, Growing in Grace and Knowledge, Woman of Grace and their latest, Walk Worthy. There is a free study guide companion for Walk Worthy available on their website.