Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Sometimes we don’t really comprehend the suffering that Jesus went through to redeem us. This passage of scripture however lets us know that he offered up prayers and supplications throughout His sufferings. Not only that, but with strong crying and tears unto God. In the midst of it all Jesus always knew that God was able to save Him from having to die, and while in his flesh he may have desired to be delivered from death, God did not deliver Him. Really God had nothing personal against Him, he was His son! But being God’s son did not warrant that He would not suffer and have to die. When he would have now known and held on to the confidence that God was able to save Him, He submitted to the will of God and through that He learnt something. His suffering was not in vain….neither was His death…God was pushing an agenda far more glorious that the suffering that Jesus was going through. God made Him the author of eternal salvation.
We too being the sons of God can expect the same. Never should we doubt in whatever circumstance that God is able to save us! He is able always, but when he does not deliver us, it’s because he is setting the stage for a more glorious show! Because we are joint heirs with Christ we can expect that we too will be arrayed with glory in God’s rest, if not in this life