Our sympathetic High Priest

Hebrews Bible Background

11.07.2016 – New Testament: Heb 4.15

To read the Bible in a year, read Hebrews 4 on November 7, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

God has always understood man. God knows our struggles and our weaknesses, and the Scriptures teach that He has always done what we needed to succeed. Then He took a step that shows it more than anything; He became one of us and experienced temptation firsthand,

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4.15). 

Jesus knows precisely what it means to have weaknesses and to be tempted during those weak times. Consider when He fasted for 40 days and the devil tempted Him to prove His deity by turning stones to bread. What would you have done? We know what Jesus did. He resisted the temptation. Yet, how weak His flesh must have been!

Questions:

  • Do you use Jesus as an example to escape temptation?
  • Do you know how He escaped temptation and sin?

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