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What does it mean Jesus was tempted at all points

Heb 4:15 “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.”

Jesus was tempted at all points and did not sin

I Jn. 2:16-17 “16 For all that is in the world-- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-- is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”

There are 3 areas the world, the flesh and the Devil. These were used specifically by the Devil on his temptations of Jesus.

the lust of the flesh, at his weakest moment he came to have Him do something to feed his flesh focusing on the human need for survival. The devil tempted him to use His ability to satisfy his hunger after 40 days of fasting, by turning stones into bread (Mt.4:3-4). He certainly had the ability to accomplish this however if He would have acted upon His immediate need He would have broken His position of being in subjection to his Fathers will. While it is God's will to provide, it was not for Him to use his divine power independently. Jesus' answer is that the word is the bread He is sustained on.

the lust of the eyes, The devil took him up to a high Mountain and then showed him all the kingdoms of the world offering them to him in exchange for worship. This was an appeal to not worship God the creator and worship the creature. It was also to have him submit to the devils will of immediate rulership, again discounting the way of suffering to the cross.

All the world was the devils to give and he was trying to have Jesus violate the timing of having the kingdom under his rulership. Much like Esau he would have traded his birthright for the immediacy of what was being offered. Jesus chose God's way of suffering in patience and not the short cut that was offered.

Jesus answers from the word "you shall worship the Lord your God and him only will you serve."

and the pride of life, The devil assured him that if he threw himself off the pinnacle of the temple he would be saved because of who He is, the Son of God. His dependence on God the Father was tested. There are right and wrong ways to depend on God. If he had have jumped he would have tested God to keep His promises, as the devil himself quoted the scripture as assurance of God's protection. Jesus would have tempted his Father to do something atin the wrong time and way. He instead answered by saying it is written “you shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Showing his dependence on the word of truth and his Father.

Satan the most power creature tempted Jesus directly to disobey God but was unable to tempt Jesus to do sin or evil (Mt.4). Jesus faced human temptation everyday but none were stronger than the Devil coming to him and personally engaging him to do these transgressions. Even at the end with suffering in Gathsamane he relinquished himself to do Gods will, came out in victory only to find his closest disciples asleep telling them "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Mark 14:38). Shortly after on the cross they mocked him to prove who he was to come down from the cross (Mt.27:42)

Heb 2:18 “For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” Because Jesus was tempted in these main areas that we are every day and did the will of God resisting the temptations he can be a high priest that understands our weakness because he was confronted by them consistently in these areas and overcame them. What it does not mean is that he was tempted by every sin we sin.

He tells us “be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

I Jn 5:4-5 4 “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world-- our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God”

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