Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hebrews 2:18 -- On Temptation

"For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted."
Hebrews 2:18

I love this idea.  Christ suffered for us, and that means he knows exactly what we are going through.  Not in some condescending intellectual way where he can merely imagine what it is like to be us--sort of cockroachish and scummy--but in a serious, real way because he stood in our shoes and suffered for our sins.

He doesn't hate us because we have sinned.  He loves us, and he knows what it is like, and he encourages us and asks us to repent and keep trying... to do better and to stand up and make a difference.

God knows exactly how to help us, because he has been there.  Let's reach out to him.  Let's not lose hope and give up, but instead get up and try again.  Let's repent, and pray, and ask God for help, and let's be different and better.

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