SOMETIMES WE HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING the concept that Jesus “learned obedience” and was “perfected.” But there are certain things you can only learn by experience. (Hebrews 5) When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Take this cup from Me,” He was expressing His own desire. But He didn’t stop there, because He was showing you and I how we should pray, as He went on to say, “Not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). He learned obedience as He submitted His will to the will of the Father, and we will also learn obedience when we submit our will to His. And so, Jesus was “perfected” or “made completely ready” to be our Savior.