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Lesson 6

Coming to earth fully human, Jesus had to struggle and overcome sin the same as we do. From his birth until his death, Jesus was fully focused on that task, leaving him the only human to have lived a sinless life. He ultimately proved himself worthy to atone for our sins by overcoming Satan’s enticements.

Hebrews 4:14-16 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition

14 Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him].

15 For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning.

16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

As we all know, resisting the devil is not an easy thing to do. Choosing the Godly path does not come without difficulty. We are encouraged to do our best by staying close to Jesus and our God.

James 4:7 New International Version

7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 1:14 Easy-to-Read Version

14 You are tempted by the evil things you want. Your own desire leads you away and traps you.

2 Corinthians 10:5 International Children’s Bible

5 And we destroy every proud thing that raises itself against the knowledge of God. We capture every thought and make it give up and obey Christ.

Are you willing to follow God where he leads? How do you take your thoughts captive?

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