Hebrews 2:10-13 (ESV)

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. [11] For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, [12] saying,

“I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”

[13] And again, “I will put my trust in him.”

And again, “Behold, I and the children God has given me.”

The writer explains how it is that Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers. “I will tell your name to my brothers…”. The unashamedness of Jesus to call us brothers is demonstrated in that He proclaimed the Father to us. Knowing God is why we are here. We are created to worship God, walk with God, know God, work for God, enjoy God.

Sin ruined it all. It made us worshippers of ourselves, enjoyers of things more than God, wanting to be away from Him instead of with Him. Sin, and all its devastating consequences entered very early into the world. The world became a place where the only thoughts of man were evil continually (Genesis 6:5).

It was not long after the fall that God announced what He was going to do to rescue the world from the sin Adam and Eve (and, eventually, all their progeny) had embraced. He would send a child who would crush Satan, his work and all its repercussions. And the work of that child is to live the sinlessly perfect life that we were created to live. Innocent of all sin He dies to take the punishment that those He died for deserve. He rises from the dead – a testimony by the Father that the work of the cross has done all that it was designed to do. He reigns at the right hand of the Father and lives to intercede for us so that our sins never consume us.

Jesus then brings us to God. “Here is one for whom the price has been paid” He says to the Father. “Here is the One I died to win you back to” He says to us. “This is my Father and this is your Father. You are my brother.” This is stunning and if we meditated on it more than we do we would be more conformed to the image of Christ than we currently are.

What a work Christ has done. What a love He has demonstrated. What a glory is ours because of His grace. How can we not worship? How can we find fellowship with God, worship, obedience … too much? A true believer never will.