Instead, someone declared somewhere, What is humanity that you think about them? Or what are the human beings that you care about them? 7For a while you made them lower than angels. You crowned the human beings with glory and honor. 8You put everything under their control.a When he puts everything under their control, he doesn't leave anything out of control. But right now, we don't see everything under their control yet.
However, we do see the one who was made lower in order than the angels for a little while—it's Jesus! He's the one who is now crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of his death. He suffered death so that he could taste death for everyone through God's grace.
It was appropriate for God, for whom and through whom everything exists, to use experiences of suffering to make perfect the pioneer of salvation. This salvation belongs to many sons and daughters whom he's leading to glory.
This is because the one who makes people holy and the people who are being made holy all come from one source. That is why Jesus isn't ashamed to call them brothers and sisters when he says,
12I will publicly announce your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you in the middle of the assembly.b13
He also says, I will rely on him.c And also, Here I am with the children whom God has given to me.d14
Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, he also shared the same things in the same way. He did this to destroy the one who holds the power over death—the devil—by dying.
He set free those who were held in slavery their entire lives by their fear of death.
Of course, he isn't trying to help angels, but rather he's helping Abraham's descendants.