Posts tagged temptation
Invitation to the Pity Party

I can remember the first time I took the SAT.  Early in the morning barely awake, so nervous I felt like I was going to puke.  Here I am ten years later and I can vividly remember it, but I can also look back with the perspective that that test didn't determine the outcome of my life.  Ultimately, it didn't matter.  It definitely felt like it mattered and that the world was going to end if I didn't do well.  

How often do we feel that way through life's little tests?

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Jesus Is Great High Priest

Hebrews 4 : 14-16
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

These verses in Hebrews are jam-packed with meaning about who Jesus is and what he has done... 

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The Great Temptation

We read in Genesis 13:16 that Abram has rescued Lot, his possessions and the people of Sodom. Now here in Genesis 14: 21 King Sodom tempts Abram to keep the possessions and give him back the people he rescued. Abram confidently responds by saying that he has sworn to the Lord that he will not take so much as a thread or sandal strap from the King because it would give him the ability to claim he made Abram rich. Abram wanted all the glory to point to God because he is the one that has promised him great reward...

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