made complete by suffering

Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him [Hebrews 5:8-9 NIV]

It is one thing to say we love God in the good times. Easy to love when we are not offended. Easy to obey when the road is smooth. In times such as these we really do not need faith.

Yet in times of suffering ... when life is reeling out of control ... in moments of anger, desperation an hopelessness ... faith is needed. In such times we have opportunities to spiritually mature.

Dark times can produce in us a depth of spiritual character than cannot be found in easy times. These moments give us opportunities to perfect our faith. And become more like God.

As the song says, we ask you Lord for: More Love. More Power. More of You in our lives.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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