Gems 2014 — November 7 Scripture Selection: Hebrews 2

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Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

November 7 Scripture Selection: Hebrews 2

Food for Thought: Heb. 2:18

There is help for those who face temptations! (Really, that’s all of us at one time or another!) And the great thing is that it is divine, effective help. The Lord promised that He would make a way of escape when we find ourselves tempted (I Cor. 10:13).

God doesn’t tempt anyone (James 1:3), but He sure knows what it feels like and can sympathize with us. The Lord Jesus was tempted in every way that we humans are, yet without sin, so He knows exactly what we are going through (Heb. 4:15). And He demonstrated to us exactly what to do to avoid temptation and also to defeat it:

First, He prayed, and He also advised His disciples to do the same. In Matthew 26:41 He said, “Watch and pray, lest you enter…

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