Pocket Sized Thoughts – Temptation – Part 6

[Jesus] was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)

It is amazing to think that there were no human witnesses to Jesus’ temptations in the desert; only God, the devil, angels and wild animals saw it. But Jesus did not wait until this ‘big contest’ to demonstrate His power over temptation. All the while He grew up in Nazareth, from a babe, to a boy, to a young man, He was tempted in every human way possible. There, in the rub of daily life and in the full view of human spectators, He heard, He saw and He felt things that tempted Him. As a child, other children teased and probably bullied Him. As a young man, His human parentage was called into question (read the sneering words of John 8:41). In His work as a carpenter, He was no doubt cheated by some who were dishonest. By these and many other ways, He would have felt the pain of it all. Despite this, He never sinned, not even once. He was living by the power of a different life, that is, the life of God. By having this life, we also can live in this world even as He did (1 John 2:6).

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that Your life that You impart to us helps us to overcome the temptations that come to us.”