“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.”(Hebrews 4:15 NIV)
This can either be a hopeful verse or, if read incorrectly, it can be discouraging.
The high priest that is being referred to is Jesus. He is the one, who was tempted in every way, just like us.Yet, He did not sin.
We can say, “Well, I’m not Jesus. Whenever [insert temptation food or drink] comes my way, I literally CAN’T SAY NO!” This may be true. Part of that may be physical, we need to make sure our bodies are getting what they need. Eating a balanced diet is critical here. The other part may be emotional/spiritual in terms of our relationship with food. For those who have trusted Jesus, we have the literal resurrected power of Christ IN US to help us resist these temptations. And not just settle for that, we move into the powerful position of HELPING OTHERS get freedom as well!
Questions to ask:
1. Have you trusted Jesus with your journey?
2. Who in your sphere can you encourage to help gain freedom from unhealthy generational patterns?