Let us, then, hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we have a great High Priest who has gone into the very presence of God—Jesus, the Son of God.
Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel sympathy for our weaknesses. On the contrary, we have a High Priest who was tempted in every way that we are, but did not sin.
Let us have confidence, then, and approach God’s throne, where there is grace. There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us just when we need it.
Hebrews 4:14-16 (GNT)
Someone once said, “Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.”
In today’s reading, we see that Jesus faced the same temptations that we encounter every day. Meaning, he was tempted by materialism, indulgence, and pride — all of which makes him uniquely qualified to sympathize with us during our moments of weakness.
Unlike you and me, however, Jesus didn’t give in to temptation. Not ever. So, He’s also the perfect source of strength when you want to resist temptations.
In those moments, no matter how modest or significant, your best weapon against lust and pride is Gods Word. So go to God with humility and confidence, and let God answer the next time temptation is leaning on your doorbell.
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