Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (11th February, 2016)

Posted: February 11, 2016 in Bible, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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February 11, 2016

PERFECTION

Dag Heward-Mills 

READ: Hebrews 2:9-18

For it became him… in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Hebrews 2:10

 

God wants you to experience suffering because it makes you perfect. The word perfect means to make you complete. We are incomplete without suffering. A person who has had no problems in this life lacks something. He lacks the element that makes him complete and mature. Life on this earth includes suffering of all kinds. Once you have not experienced some kind of suffering there is a level of maturity that you simply lack.

God wants you to experience suffering because it will make you obedient. “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered” (Hebrews 5:8). The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ became obedient through the things that He suffered.

Jesus Christ was holy and without sin. Yet His obedience to God depended on Him suffering certain things. You must also experience some suffering if you are to fully obey God.

Sometimes we think it is stubborn and bad people who need to suffer in order to make them obedient. But good people also need some suffering to prod them on into perfect obedience. When you experience hardships and suffering, ask yourself what the Lord is trying to get you to do. “What does He want me to obey? What does He want me to do for Him?”

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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