Today’s Promise

November 24, 2023

Jesus Knows Your Weakness and Still Loves You

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Hebrews 4:15

Jesus Understands

Though Jesus was all God and all man wrapped up in one person, He experienced all the daily struggles and temptations we do. He understands the problems we face.

The Bible describes Jesus as our great high priest. In the Old Testament, the high priest stood between God and the people of God. Once a year, he would enter the holy of holies in the temple. There, he would sprinkle the blood of a sacrificed lamb on the mercy seat. The sprinkled blood would cover the sins of the people. 

Your High Priest

The Bible describes Jesus as the high priest and the Lamb that was slain. He stands before God and intercedes for you and me. His blood was the sacrifice needed for the forgiveness of our sins. 

You might think this great and heavenly high priest would be out of touch with the problems, difficulties, and temptations you and I face. However, this promise reminds us that because Jesus faced every temptation you and I face, He understands our struggles, weaknesses, and temptations.

It’s a little hard to wrap your mind around Jesus being tempted with lust, frustration, anger, or bitterness, but He was just as human as you and me. He faced the problems of daily life like every one of us. Remember, He ran a carpenter shop until He was thirty years old. I’m sure he had to deal with people who didn’t pay their bill, complained about His service, and all the other things a business owner must face.

Jesus was Tempted

Jesus was tempted, just like you and me, yet He remained without sin. Because He has literally walked in our shoes, he understands the difficulties and problems we face. He knows our weaknesses and how easy it is to fall into temptation.

You can draw near to God because Jesus knows all about your struggles. He knows your weaknesses and your temptations. He understands how hard life can be at times. He knows what you are facing and is ready to strengthen and empower you.

Jesus, doesn’t look down on your weakness. He understands and welcomes you into His presence.

Look at that promise again.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. – Hebrews 4:15

Make these confessions.

  • Jesus is my great high priest.
  • Jesus faced every temptation I face and yet was without sin.
  • He understands my weaknesses and how hard life can be.
  • Jesus welcomes me into His presence.

In Jesus’ name,

Understanding that Jesus faced every temptation you face removes the fear of coming to Him when you are tempted or give in to temptation. He understands your weakness.

Next Tuesday is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving to ministries and organizations that make a difference in the world. Following Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Giving Tuesday is in contrast to all the merchandising of the holidays. Please keep The Daily Promise this coming Tuesday. Your support keeps me sharing the promises of God around the world.

What effect does it have on you knowing Jesus understands you weaknesses? (Share your thoughts in the comment section below)

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  1. Omer Hughes November 24, 2023 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I’m so proud that you are keeping up the Good Lord’s good work, Billy.
    Praying for you. Amen!😇🙏

  2. George November 25, 2023 at 5:12 am - Reply

    What you do and share blesses many people. We are grateful to have learned of this blessing . Now we will share the blessing with others . Be blessed and be encouraged always. George

  3. Wendy Hendricks November 25, 2023 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    It’s hard to imagine Jesus had to experience Temptations…. but The WORD DECLARES that he Understands how we feel and what we face.. But he never Yielded !! Shaking my head how grateful I am for this passage!!

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