Tempted? So Was Jesus
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15
When some people read that Jesus “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin,” some eyebrows raise. You may not say anything out loud, but you think, “Was He really tempted in every way? Has He ever been tempted to run a red light? Or smoke pot? Or watch pornography? Yet the Bible is clear that He was tempted in all points.
When you boil it down, all temptations fall into 3 types, and Jesus was tempted in all three. 1 John 2:16 lists them:
If you doubt it, then read about the temptation He faced in Luke 4:1-13.
Can you identify which of these 3 types of temptations are bothering you the most today? It could be all three.
If you are a child of God, submit yourself to your heavenly Father, who wants to have all your needs met in a legitimate way. Then say, "Lord, show me the fulfillment of this desire. Father, satisfy this desire legitimately." A wonderful thing will happen: you'll begin to have your needs met. “And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace."
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