In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. 

Before concluding our look at chapter 2, I want to linger one more day over verse 10. Recently, I was praying through the passage. I don’t always do this, but I find it to be a good way to meditate on Scripture. Its meaning often seems to open like a flower when I turn it into prayer. Anyway, I was arrested, and inspired, by the word author (translated pioneer in later versions). I thought to myself, God writes wonderful salvation stories. I’m not just thinking about the moment of conversion, but the on-going story of salvation. (Salvation come is in three tenses: we have been saved; we are being saved; we are yet to be saved ). It is a ‘God-story’ from start to finish, and God is still writing it in our lives right now. This also spurred me to pray by name for people I know, that the Lord will write them into His great big salvation story – an epic which spans the ages.

PRAYER: Lord God, I pray for ——– that you will author your salvation story in his/her life