Hebrews: Who is Jesus? | Day Two
Founder of Our Salvation | By: Kate Downing
“For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.” - Hebrews 2:10
Begin today by stopping to thank God for the opportunity to study His Word. Ask Him to speak to you about Jesus being the founder of your salvation today.
Read Hebrews 2:1. Any time we see the word “therefore” in Scripture we should always ask, “What is the word ‘therefore’ there for?” So, let’s do that now!
Summarize what you learned yesterday about who Jesus is through chapter one.
Therefore, what does Hebrews 2:1 say you must do?
Read Hebrews 2:2-4 one time quietly to yourself and a second time out loud. These verses contain a warning for us. The author warns us to be careful not to “drift away” from the truth we’ve learned in Scripture. We must be constantly vigilant not to allow laziness or doubts to hinder keep us from living out (walking worthy of, Eph. 4:1) the salvation we have received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8-9).
Read Hebrews 2:5-9. This passage points back to Hebrews 1:4-14 which talks about Jesus’s superior position in comparison to angels.
Why does Hebrews 2:7 say Jesus was made lower than the angels?
Read Hebrews 2:9. For how long and why does this verse say Jesus was made lower than the angels?
What has been put under Jesus’s control (subjection)?
Read Hebrews 2:10-13. What does verse 10 have to say about Jesus as the Creator and Sustainer of all things?
What new description is given of Jesus in verse 10?
The ___________________ of their salvation
How is Jesus the Founder of our Salvation (1 Peter 3:18)?
What does Jesus call those of us who have accepted Jesus as our Savior (Romans 10:9-10) in verse 11?
Because Jesus is the Founder of our salvation, He is the one who frees us from our old lives of sin and enslavement to our enemy Satan. Read Hebrews 2:14-16.
What are the “same things” Jesus had to partake in (v. 14)?
Why is it so significant that Jesus, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and Founder of our salvation, became a human?
APPLY: What is the greatest sacrifice anyone has made for you? How does it compare with the sacrifice Jesus made so that you might be forgiven of your sins and freed from the punishment of death and eternal separation from God?
Jesus is the Founder of our salvation. Without Him, we have no hope. With Him, we have forgiveness, love, and a place in the family of God!
Write out a prayer thanking Jesus for being the Founder of your salvation. Thank Him for the specific ways He has forgiven you and given you hope.