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Scripture

For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2:18

Observation

Why did God allow Jesus to be tempted in every way? In one sense, that can sound really cruel or uncaring. Wouldn’t God want to have Jesus stay as far away as possible from temptation? For we are to come out from among them and be separate.   It seems that God doesn’t keep us from temptation, but allows us to be tempted in order for us to see the power of God strengthen us to overcome temptation.

Application

Jesus was tempted in every way yet without sin. So we can call upon Him in our every temptation, trial, and attack that we face and know that He understands. Not only does He empathize because He has been there as we are, but He comes to our aid, our help, our side in order to cause us to win. He has won so therefore we can win because the same Spirit is in us.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank you for suffering for us in every way so that you could have compassion for us in every way. When I’m going through my trials, help me to remember what you have gone through so I can be fully confident that I will go through. Right now, I have way too much important things to do and not near enough time! I need your help!

Heard in prayer

I love sending my help to my children when they are in need. I have unlimited resources to pour out if they only ask. I will help you with what you have need and have supplied all of the people around you to accomplish all my purposes that I have shown you. Trust me and train and raise up my army!

Author: Pastor Dan Larson