“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:15, NLT).

None of us can understand it, but somehow even though he was still fully God, from the moment he was conceived, Jesus was fully human. In only one way was he any different from every human who has ever lived – he lived completely in the Spirit (and we don’t quite get that either).

Because he was human, he understands everything we go through – pain, frustration, sadness, joy, wonder, temptation. He looked Satan in the eyes and felt what we feel when faced with a choice we know might not take us in the right direction. He didn’t give in because he was in the Spirit (and he was God!). He sent that same Spirit to us and because he knows what it’s like, he gets us and he helps us.

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