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Jan 14, 2017

Resisting Temptation

For our high priest is able to understand our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but he did not sin. Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it. Hebrews 4: 15 -16

Jesus walked among sinners and was surrounded by evil pleasures, but He never sinned. He was tempted the same as we are, but He did not fall into Satan’s trap, not even one time! Jesus showed us the importance of a close connection to our heavenly Father. He leaned on God to give Him the strength He needed to resist temptation. He talked to God about everything, and, infact, He was constantly in an attitude of prayer. The devil works hard to make sin look attractive, but whatever worldly pleasures we partake in, they will not satisfy our souls or give us true and lasting joy. Instead, they will leave us in deep despair, with a mountain of guilt and regret. Jesus wants us to know that we too can have the victory over sin! All we need to do is lean on Him. As busy as Jesus was, He made time to pray! He spent long hours talking to God.

Yes, Jesus, the Son of God and Savior of the world, took time to pray, and if we want a close relationship with Him, we will do the same. Jesus is willing and able to give us the strength, power, and desire to resist temptation and claim the victory over sin!

— Erica Christie-Campbell

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