Find something about Jesus in this passage that stands out to you. Meditate on verses 14-18. Are there any temptations you think Jesus won’t understand or wouldn’t receive? Why?
“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
This is a wonderful hope for us as we walk this road with bumps and stones and travails.
That Jesus is able to help us.
Jesus was tempted and suffered through that – So when we are tempted, feeling the weight of the world, faced with difficult decisions in our walking as God’s people, we can rest assured that Jesus is able to help us!
He is not just a figment being in the ether, without voice or power.
And He is not a malevolent force of destruction and anger, malice and rage.
This is Jesus, the loving God who became a little lower than the angels to bring us into glory.
He has faced suffering and won through it.
Praise God for this, for this hope we have in Jesus!
* Dear Father in Heaven,
Thank You for the assurance we have in Jesus, that He is able to help us.
Please mark us as a faithful and steadfast people Lord, reflecting Your faithfulness and steadfastness.