Hebrews 4:14-15 Seeing then that 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 cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
3. How can Jesus be divine and still be tempted? What does Jesus’ weaknesses reveal about His nature?
4. Did Satan tempt Jesus? Read Matthew 4.
Comment: Satan tried to get to Jesus just as he got to Adam, by appealing to His pride, vanity and lusts of the human flesh. Satan tried to get Jesus to do the same as Adam: to go it alone apart from God. Adam decided for Himself what was good and what was evil, and separated himself from his relationship with God. Think of this, if Jesus could not have sinned, if it was impossible for Him to sin, would Satan have wasted his time trying to tempt him to sin? Jesus could have sinned, but He didn’t, and the whole world owes Him for that. We have been redeemed, been bought and paid for, and, therefore we owe our lives to Jesus.