It’s Always About Jesus
In this sometimes complicated passage of scripture we see once again the greatness and majesty of Jesus. It's all about Jesus and we must never reduce him or box him in to fit our agenda and expectations. Specifically we discover in these verses that Jesus is our "Salvation Pioneer" and that he has defeated death - that he has made a way for us back to God. Whilst that doesn't make our lives easy it means our destination is secure in Jesus and that we follow someone who knows what it is to endure hardship and trial.