If you have ever had a child, taught a class (probably anywhere or at any time), been a boss over a work crew or office staff, been a baby-sitter, or otherwise held a position of authority – it is a good bet that at least once you have said or thought to yourself, “Pay attention!” You may have been addressing yourself or someone else, but the implication is clear. Minds have wandered off course. Thoughts haver muddled. Misconceptions have risen.
All these may and do happen because people are weak and fallible.
I suspect this is why the writer of the letter to the Hebrews said in our text: “Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.”
I would like to draw your attention to four words in this passage, “BUT WE SEE HIM.” That is, we see Jesus – the author and perfecter of our faith and salvation.
In worship, in Sunday School, at home, at work, in our play and leisure we should see Jesus. Furthermore, we should show Jesus! If not, there is something dreadfully wrong. No one and nothing else can offer life and salvation from sin.
Jesus is the one who lived a sinless life and died an absolutely innocent death. Jesus lay down his life for sinners and then, on the third day took his life back and rose from death! Jesus did this because he is almighty God; and He loved sinners then, even as He loves us now.
As you attend worship service, sit through Bible class or Sunday School, celebrate family and friends I pray that you will see Jesus, and that they will also see Jesus in you! Jesus has already “tasted death for everyone!”