Tempted and Tried in Every Way

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June 14, 2013 by Nate

“At the core of the gospel message is Jesus, who was tempted and tried in every way we are but who was never anything but triumphant.  He is a high priest who shares our nature, who can pray for us and with us.  He is, as God announced right before his testing, the ‘beloved Son’ of God.  But he not by himself, he is the ‘firstborn,’ to be sure, but he is ‘the firstborn among many brothers’ (Rom. 8:29).  Because we have a sympathetic High Priest, tempted in every way as we are, we are able then ‘with confidence to draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need’ (Heb. 4:16).  And what are we to pray?  ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done…lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil’ (Matt. 6:9-13).”

-Russell Moore, Tempted and Tried

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