Sunday's Dose - 22nd September 2013
Jesus Was Tempted Too
"We have a great high priest, who has gone into heaven, and he is Jesus the Son of God. That is why we must hold on to what we have said about him. Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are. But he did not sin! So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help." Hebrews 4:14-16 CEV (suggested reading for this week: Luke 4:1-15)
Thoughts for Today
Every Christian is tempted to fulfill the natural desires of life in
illegitimate ways on a daily basis. Some of us struggle more with worldly
temptation. Others with eating too much, desiring to control others, looking
good at any cost, taking things that are not our property. The list could
continue for pages, but you get the point.
It is surprising for some people to learn that the Bible shows us that Jesus
knows what it is like to be tempted. This week we will look at some of the
specific temptations Jesus experienced and how he handled them. He was
tempted--but he did not sin.
Consider this ...
Jesus knows from experience what temptation is like. He is our high priest who intercedes for us with the Father. How comforting to know that he understands what we are going through when we are tempted. We can go to the Father when we are struggling with temptation with assurance that we will find understanding and help. How encouraging today's scripture text is: "So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help."
Prayer : Our Loving Heavenly Father, I am so grateful for the knowledge that Jesus experienced temptation too. This helps me know that you will continue to love me and will respond with kindness and help when I turn to you in the midst of a struggle with temptation. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."
Have a Blessed Sunday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team