Hebrews 2: God Loves Us Anyway
In Hebrews 2, the author strikes at the heart of one of the things that I think most of us have thought about at one time or another. Why does God care so much about people who only seem to cause Him trouble?
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Heb 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
This is a pretty amazing passage. Jesus became like us simply because He wanted to save us from the problems that we had created. Because He loved us, He wanted to make that reconciliation. These passages and so many powerful words to describe the process, but He was destroying the power of death and delivering those who were trapped in bondage.
I think about this, and God loves us in spite of all the problems we cause. We are conditioned to think as humans obviously. We are set in our perspectives, and it is easy to love those who love us and either fight with or simply ignore those who do not. We figure those people are not worth our time. However, God turns that entire perspective around. Every single one of us has offended him without a doubt, and He still loves us. He does not get mad; He does not ignore us. Rather, He is ready to forgive us as soon as we ask because nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
It is important to remember this attribute of God. We cannot forget what He has done for us.