I'm back from a few days of Christmas recovery.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
This month I've been keeping myself busy with some DIY fun.
These are my latest creations:
Bible verse coasters
3D wall art
Those are just a few things that have kept me busy this month.
I've also been doing a lot of reading lately.
Ever since my last post, I've thought a lot about the many different reasons why God became human through Jesus.
In today's reading, Hebrews chapters 1-6, something really stood out to me. It stood out so much that I felt the urge to write about it.
Hebrews 4:15 - For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
Now, I've known this truth, but honestly, I sometimes forget about it, because it's just so hard for me to imagine. Why? I don't know.
I mean, Jesus was a human so of course, He would be tempted.
I guess because He was perfect, I just tend to think He was exempt from temptation, but that's not true.
Hebrews 14:5 tells us that He was tempted in every way possible, just like us.
Think of all the things you're tempted to do in a single day.
It may not seem like a lot, but I bet we are tempted more than we even realize.
Jesus faced every temptation, however, He did not follow through like we often do.
Wow. I don't know about you, but that gives me hope.
Jesus can sympathize with us in everything we face.
He must know how hard it is to be tempted.
This shouldn't give us an excuse to follow through with our temptations, but it should motivate us to rely on Him.
When we are tempted to shout out in anger,
Jesus says, "I know how it feels, but rely on me and I can help you resist."
When we are tempted to find pleasure in worldly things,
Jesus says, "I know how it feels, but rely on me and I can give you true happiness."
When we are tempted to give up on our dreams,
Jesus says, "I know how it feels, but rely on me and I will give you your heart's desires."
When we come to Him, His strength can help us resist our temptations.