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Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007).
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Day 8
There is something better than feeling like Jesus is a far-off deity. It is seeing Jesus in his compassionate humanity.
Read Hebrews 2:5-13.
In Hebrews 1, we saw Jesus in his full deity—in his power and glory as the beloved Son, appointed heir, radiant glory, exact imprint, universe creator, powerful sustainer, sin purifier, and seated ruler.
But Jesus was not only fully divine. In a holy mystery we can’t completely comprehend or explain, Jesus was at once fully divine and fully human. In Hebrews 2, we see Jesus in his humanity, lowering himself, getting involved, sharing with us, living with us, becoming one of us.
Our Savior entered our reality, and he knows how it feels. We can go to God not only for salvation but also for sympathy.
In what way was Jesus “made perfect” through suffering (2:10)?
Think about your own brother(s), if you have one, or about someone who has been a brother figure in your life. What is the significance of Jesus calling himself your brother (2:11)?
How does it help you to know that Jesus knows what temptation feels like?
–Nancy Guthrie

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