It was appropriate for God, for whom and through whom everything exists, to use experiences of suffering to make perfect the pioneer of salvation. This salvation belongs to many sons and daughters whom he’s leading to glory. This is because the one who makes people holy and the people who are being made holy all come from one source. That is why Jesus isn’t ashamed to call them brothers and sisters when he says, I will publicly announce your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you in the middle of the assembly. He also says, I will rely on him. And also, Here I am with the children whom God has given to me. Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he also shared the same things in the same way. He did this to destroy the one who holds the power over death—the devil—by dying. He set free those who were held in slavery their entire lives by their fear of death. Of course, he isn’t trying to help angels, but rather he’s helping Abraham’s descendants. Therefore, he had to be made like his brothers and sisters in every way. This was so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in things relating to God, in order to wipe away the sins of the people. He’s able to help those who are being tempted, since he himself experienced suffering when he was tempted. (Hebrews 2:10-18, CEB)
Jesus came to be like us, to help us see the love of God in the flesh. Jesus didn’t come to help angels, but to help the descendants of Abraham. Jesus came for us.
To show us that all people, those who are holy, and those being made holy all come from God. There is no distinction, all means all. All y’all as we say in Texas are children of the most high God and are holy and being made holy.
Jesus helps us who are tempted to be selfish and look after only ourselves to know that God expects and wants something more of us. God wants us to love like God loves us. When we were nasty and covered in sinfulness and shouldn’t have been anywhere near God, God stepped down from heaven and reached out a hand and took us and cleansed us. When we were unlovable God still loved us.
Go and do the same.
Loving People. Loving God.