5:8 And even though Jesus was God’s Son, he had to learn from experience what it was like to obey when obeying meant suffering. 9 It was after he had proved himself perfect in this experience that Jesus became the Giver of eternal salvation to all those who obey him.
The Bible gives us a magnificently big picture of God in our world. Here’s the good news for today; Jesus is God’s application for our daily experience. When it comes to obedience we need both
1. Noun – practical contact with and observation of facts or events.
2. Verb – encounter or undergo (an event or occurrence).
1. It’s a big thought that Jesus had to learn what obedience was like from his practical experience. He was fully divine and he proved it, but he was also fully human and that is what he has to share with us. What if obedience is the remedy that cures us from the dis-EASE of being human? I know it’s sometimes hard to swallow. That’s the “noun” part.
2. Life is the “verb” part of experience. It requires undergoing regular checkups by the perfect physician and taking Small Doses of obedience on a regular basis to be able to stay spiritually healthy and say “it is well with my soul.”