Any thoughts on Jesus being "perfected through suffering"? (Hebrews 2:10, 5:9, 7:28)
This is just the way I see this at this time.
(Heb. 2:10) Last part of verse. "To make the captain OF THEIR SALVATION PERFECT THROUGH SUFFERINGS".
It says "THEIR salvation was made perfect through his sufferings". It doesn't say Jesus was made perfect through his sufferings.
(Heb. 5:8) "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered".
Jesus learned obedience by suffering. To me this is saying that Jesus was obedient as far as laying down his life for us, it didn't have any thing to do with resisting sin.
(Heb. 5:9) And being MADE PERFECT, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
This verse tells me that Jesus was MADE PERFECT from the start, he didn't have to become perfect, he WAS PERFECT.
My understanding of this is. Jesus was a perfect being without sin and one who would not and did not sin. He took on the human flesh which we all have which was sin. It wasn't what he did that made him sinless but who he was.