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. 

There is one further thing I feel the need to highlight from this tenth verse: it is the sheer God-centredness of it all. Let’s not lose sight of it.This ”everything” includes me. My existence is for God’s purpose and glory; but His existence is not for my benefit (although, all believers would agree that we do greatly benefit from knowing Him – and we are deeply thankful).

Sometimes things needed to be turned around to be fully appreciated. Bible teacher, David Pawson, was once invited to speak on the subject, ‘The Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.’ He said that, at the meeting, he got up and said, ‘I’ve taken the liberty of changing the subject to ‘the believer in the life of the Holy Spirit.’ What an important alteration of perspective that brings, just from switching around the wording.

As we saw recently, the Lord Authors wonderful salvation stories. But He writes us into His script. We don’t get to write Him into ours. Let’s get the order straight.