The devil is accustomed to using our shortcomings to weaken our faith. He did it in the Garden of Eden by tempting the first humans into thinking they could become like God by eating the forbidden fruit. He did it in the desert when He tried to tempt Jesus. Even though Jesus has already done His victory dance around Satan, we’re confronted by doubt every day. How do we overcome this?
Hebrews 4:15 says, “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.”
Jesus is always available as our only intercessor to God, the Father. He experienced all the things we go through in life – pain, humiliation, temptation, loss, sadness, anger, but he was sinless. He is the perfect lamb without blemish that would satisfy the anger of God towards our sinfulness. He pleads for us in words that we can’t even imagine. He takes our hand and leads us to the Heavenly throne. What a wonderful image that is. No more do we have to fear being in God’s presence. The price has been paid and we have the inheritance of heaven itself.
Jesus is our advocate. When we find ourselves falling into our old ways, think of the price that was paid for the forgiveness of sins we should return to the One that gave us eternal life. Thank God for His compassion – His love – His enduring consistency. Though our world is in a constant state of flux, He remains the same.
So as Randy Stonehill wrote in his song, “Shut de do and kick outde debil.” Jesus has the power to keep it shut!