Sunday, May 19, 2013

Word of the Day... May 19, 2013

For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered,He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:18

Last night I was watching the Passion and I realized when I saw Him praying in the Garden that He was experiencing real human emotions.  Even though He was fully God and fully man He had the limitations that come with the flesh and living in a fallen world.

This made me love my Savior even more than I did before.  He really knows what we are going through.  He got hungry, sleepy, lonely and weary.  Jesus felt the pressure of temptation just as we do, but He never sinned.

Why is that so important for us as Christians to remember?  Because Jesus wants us to  know that we follow a God who knows exactly what we are going through! After He finished fasting for forty days in the wilderness, Satan came and tried to tempt Him.  Jesus gave us the best example to follow, the Word of God.  He quoted it back to Satan and in the end Satan had to flee from Him.

Jesus could have with a glance destroyed Satan.  But He didn’t use His powers or Angels or any other supernatural power.  He stood on the Word of God. Jesus was giving us a lesson to follow.

So when you are tempted, you also need to have Scripture stored in your mind and heart to deflect the blows of the devil. Put on the full armor of God. When you have memorized Scripture, when you have gotten it ingrained in your memory banks, it is there to use during times of temptation. We too can stand on the power of the Word of God and resist the devil and he will flee from you ( James 4:7).

I hope that you all have a blessed and Simply Heavenly Sunday!!! God bless you!!!


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