“Bringing Many Sons Unto Glory”
The Purpose of God Hebrews 2:10
In Hebrews 2:10, we are told that the great purpose of God, that for which he does all things to the glory of his great name, is the salvation of his people. God’s great purpose, by which he rules the universe, is his great, glorious, gracious determination to save his elect. "For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect.”
This is the great and glorious, eternal purpose of our God. He is "bringing many sons unto glory.” The Triune God undertook this great enterprise before the world began. Everything he does, has done, or shall hereafter do is subservient to this great work. I repeat myself deliberately. This is what God is doing. He is “bringing many sons unto glory!”
The God of the Bible is a God of purpose. Everything he does is according to his eternal purpose. And his eternal purpose is the salvation of his people. There is a people in this world, a great multitude which no man can number, “many sons,” whom God is determined to bring unto glory.
Read the eighth chapter of Romans, verses 28-30. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified."
There are many things involved in this great work of grace. As we read the Scriptures, we discover that this work of saving sinners involves many, many more things than most imagine. The more you study this thing called salvation, and the more you know of it experimentally, the bigger it gets. Salvation is a mighty big word. It is indeed a great work, a work which none but God could do. It involves...
· Election, Predestination and Adoption (Rom 8:28-30; Eph 1:2-5; II Thess 2:13-14)
· Redemption, Forgiveness and Justification (Eph 1:7; Rom 3:24-26)
· Regeneration, Faith and Holiness (John 3:5-7, 13-14; Heb 12:14)
· Preservation, Resurrection and Glorification (John 10:28-29; John 5:28; Rom 8:30)
But here, in Hebrews 2:10, this great work of salvation and grace, which God almighty undertook in eternity, the work which God is now performing and shall finish, is described as "bringing many sons unto glory." Let every believer rejoice. The Lord God is bringing us to glory; and he will not rest until his work is done! Amen.
Grace Baptist Church of Danville - Grace For Today Radio Message #767
2734 Old Stanford Road - Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Donald S. Fortner, Pastor -Telephone 606-236-8235 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org