Jesus Understands Temptation
v18 “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Not a day goes by when we are not tempted in some way. Mostly these temptations are trivial: an extra 10 minutes in bed after the alarm tells us to get up, or that extra piece of chocolate! However, sometimes we experience more serious temptations – maybe to lie ourselves out of a difficult situation, or being drawn into an unhealthy but attractive relationship, and sometimes it feels easier to give into the temptation than to resist it, but resist it we must.
Take heart help is at hand! Because as our verse today tells us, our Lord and Saviour Jesus also experienced temptations and the suffering that goes with resisting them and he is able to help us.
If you are feeling the pressure of temptation, tell Jesus about it and ask him to equip you with all that you need to resist. He knows what you need because he has been there and done that and he will help you.
Father God, Thank you that in your Son Jesus I have the perfect help I need when faced with temptation. Help me always to look to him for guidance. Amen