Temptation & Triumph
Temptation comes to us in every from and at every stage of life. The Puritan Thomas Adams said, “Satan, like a fisher, baits his hook according to the appetite of the fish.” Temptation makes sin look good, sound, and feel good until it ends bitterly in sorrow and death. Because Jesus is the son of Abraham and son of David, a true man, He was tempted in every way that we are and yet He resisted, which is why we can rely on Him: “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. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:15-16).