“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”
Hebrews 2:18 NIV
It’s Try Something New Tuesday and a great opportunity to look for ways that you can make a difference in someone’s life. Last night I enjoyed Christian fellowship and Bible Study with some of my favorite people. As I was driving to work this morning I heard the radio DJ say “just because we are still learning does not mean that we can’t make a difference”. That statement stuck with me. We are all in different places in our walk with Christ, and we can learn from one another. Isn’t that great! We don’t always have to be right. It’s about loving each other as we grow together.
Have you ever been tempted? If you answered no to this question, I would doubt your honesty. Everyone has been tempted throughout their lives, especially Christians. We are targeted by Satan. Our weaknesses are always changing and Satan knows where to wiggle in and disrupt our happiness.
The good news is Jesus knows what it feels like to be tempted. He was tempted harshly by Satan and was able to overcome temptation. So, when you are tempted, He understands. This is good news because we can turn to Him at our weakest moments. We also can learn by His example. Whenever Jesus was tempted by Satan, He spoke God’s word. That’s why it’s important to study the scripture and memorize verses. When you do this you will always be prepared to tackle Satan. In the meanwhile, there are books and apps available with verses arranged by topic. So at any time you can pick up the book and find comfort through God’s word. This is much better than drugs, alcohol, food or whatever worldly things we might turn to. These things leave us feeling empty and have bad side effects for us and our families.
Today, turn to God’s word and Jesus when you experience temptation. God bless you!