17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. – Hebrews 2:17-18
This life is full of all kinds of life experiences, it includes hardships, sufferings, pains, temptations, and trials. Although we all go through our own share of these experiences, we cannot attest to fully knowing what it truly feels to go through the things others go through.
Happy Wednesday dear beloved! Today the word of God is to tell you that Christ walks in your shoes. Whenever I get the privilege to hear the stories of others experiences’, I just say a prayer in my heart that God you know this more than me, please use me to be a blessing in the life this person.
In the Bible verse Hebrew 2:10-18, the NKJV titled these verses Bringing Many Sons to Glory. These verses summarize the revelation of Jesus Christ offering Himself as a sacrifice to redeem man unto salvation. In this passage, it highlights the fact that our Lord Jesus Christ took on sufferings in His body that He may know and attest to the sufferings in the life of humanity. Our Lord could have chosen other alternatives of saving us but He chose to suffer to save us from sin and bring us unto the Father’s glory – Hebrews 2:10. In today’s scripture, the following are a few highlighted facts that we need to know to always have the confidence to come to Jesus Christ the one who truly shares in our life experiences.
Today, our Lord Jesus Christ tells us His word, that we can look to Him as one who became like and overcame the power of sin and the works of the devil to obtain the glory of the Father.
- Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
In the Gospel of John 1, the word of God clearly testifies that Jesus Christ became flesh, that is He became a human, born in a natural way just like everyone else and grew into a man that he may know what it is like to be a man. God in His infinite wisdom saw it fit to take on our form that He may be able to help us as we needed. What I have discovered is that the best helpers in our life are those who are able to relate to our experiences. In Christ becoming a man, he experienced our flaws and so He understands. Christ is ever merciful to us because He knows and testifies to the need for a person to obtain mercy. Christ knows our needs and so He remains faithful to His word to always provide our every need. Jesus Christ has given us His Spirit, the Holy Spirit to abide in us, that He will continue to experience life with us, as we live and continue to minister His mercies and faithfulness to us to live for the glory of His name.
- For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
As long as we remain in the physical form of the body, we will experience temptations, we find in the gospel that Christ was tempted and tried in many ways and at many times but He never fell for the temptations. As a man, He used the grace that is provided by God to withstand temptations. In this also, Christ revealed the keys and resources of how humanity can live a victorious life in holiness and righteousness. These keys and resources include prayerfulness, abiding and obeying the word of God, yielding to the Holy Spirit and bearing the fruit of the Spirit. Jesus Christ did in His human form that we may also be able to do as humans.
Jesus Christ understands, knows and feels what we go through, there is no greater advocate in our life than who Christ is. Beloved, what are you struggling with, what are you facing in your life that seems too hard to bear, what temptations keeps setting you back from living in holiness and righteousness for Christ? I recommend Jesus Christ to you today, He is your greatest advocate and ever present help to assist you to live this life for God’s glory.