In Hebrews 2:9 it says that Jesus “tasted death for every man.” What do you suppose death tastes like? Guess what… You’ll never have to find out because Jesus tasted death for you! He TASTED DEATH FOR EVERY MAN!

In Bible times, a king would have a servant called a “cup-bearer” and this person would taste the king’s wine and other drinks before it ever came to the king’s lips. If the drink had been poisoned by an enemy or someone who wanted to overthrow the king the cup-bearer would be the one to die from the poison… not the king. The cup-bearer, in essence, was TASTING DEATH for the king, so the king’s life could be preserved and protected.

As Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane he prayed a prayer that most of us are familiar with: “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” (Matthew 26:39) What was the “cup” Jesus spoke of? It was the cup He was about to drink from for all of mankind… THE CUP OF SUFFERING AND DEATH. Jesus became our Cup-Bearer!

Today, those who are children of God should not fear death, for we shall not taste of its horror… Jesus tasted it for us! Let’s give thanks today for this fact… that Jesus considered us to be KINGS in the sight of God, and that He took on the form of a lowly servant, THE CUP-BEARER, to preserve our lives.

Hebrews 2:9

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

I Corinthians 15:54-55

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?


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