In Hebrews 12:2 what is the joy “set before” Jesus?
Hebrews 12:2 (NASB)
"Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for
the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has
sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Jesus remained faithful to the end, he was tested by Satan and tortured and shamed by humans and for this he was rewarded and given privileges, the scriptures say:
"The joy “set before” Jesus.
1/ Sat down at the right hand of God. (Heb. 12:2)
2/ Because he obeyed and humbled himself , God exalted him to a higher position.
Philippians 2:9 (NET Bible)
As a result God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is
above every name,
3/ God appointed him as his permanent High Priest , and so is able to save those who come to God through him.
Hebrews 7:23-25 New (NET Bible)
23 "And the others who became priests were numerous, because death
prevented them from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his
priesthood permanently since he lives forever. 25 So he is able to
save completely those who come to God through him, because he always
lives to intercede for them."
Acts 4:12 (NET Bible)
12 "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name
under heaven given among people by which we must be saved.”
4/ Given authority by God to sit in judgement of humanity.
John 5:27-29 (NASB)
27 "And He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the
Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which
all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29 and will come forth;
those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who
committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment."
5/ Appointed King over God's Kingdom.
John 18:37 (NASB)
37 "Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered,
“You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and
for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone
who is of the truth hears My voice.”
6/ Jesus took great joy in sanctifying/hollowed (to make holy) His Father name and also taught his disciples and followers to do the same. Christians have heard or read the model prayer that Jesus gave to his disciples, when they asked him.“Lord, teach us to pray.”
Luke 11:2 NASB
"And He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be Your
name. Your kingdom come.
Jesus loved his Father and did everything he could to sanctify it, a short time before his death he said:
John 17:25-26 (NET Bible)
25 "Righteous Father, even if the world does not know you, I know you,
and these men[a] know that you sent me. 26 I made known your name[b]
to them, and I will continue to make it known, so that the love you
have loved me with may be in them, and I may be in them.”
Exodus 3:14 (ASV)
14 "And God said unto Moses, [a]I am that I am: and he said, Thus
shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, [b]I am hath sent me unto
(a) Exodus 3:14 Or, I am, because I am. Or, I am who am. Or, I will be that I will be
(b) Exodus 3:14 Hebrew Ehyeh. From the same root as Jehovah.