Never Once Gave Way to them in Sin – Pastor Ed Young
That is why when we pray we conclude our prayers by saying “In Jesus’ name, amen.” You don’t have to confess your sins to me or to someone else. Confess them to Jesus. Go directly to God through Christ. “This high priest of ours,” Jesus, “understands our weaknesses.” In other words, Jesus is not shocked or taken back when I struggle with something. He doesn’t say, “Ed, I can’t believe you are weak in that area. This is just blowing me away. I have never seen anyone like that.” The Bible says He understands our weaknesses and it is part of His kindness.
He had the same temptations we do. You see, God put skin on. Jesus had the same temptations, the same struggles, that we face, yet He remained sinless. Jesus, when he went through the temptations, experienced them to a greater degree than we ever will experience temptations. The Bible says “He understands our weaknesses since He had the same temptations that we do, though He never once,” this is important, “He never once gave way to them and sinned.” You don’t just walk along one day as a Christian, just cruising along the Christian path, and go, “Whoa, I fell into sin! Whoa, that was some fall. I just fell. It was amazing. I was just walking one day and boom, I fell.” No, it doesn’t happen that way. This verse says Jesus, He, “never once gave way to them in sin.”
Fellowship Church Grapevine – Every time we sin, we give the evil one a lift. We give him some rope. We give him a toehold. We give him a little ledge from which he can climb into our lives in a certain area. Then we sin. It’s not a temptation. We don’t sin when we are tempted, we sin when we allow the evil one to have an opportunity to take an area of our life.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine