Today's Verse: Hebrews 2:18

Thursday, December 16, 1999

Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
— Hebrews 2:18

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Jesus was tempted like we are! He suffered like we do! God in his grace made sure that we have someone in heaven who knows what it is like to face suffering and mortality. This knowledge is not only omniscient wisdom. Jesus also guarantees that heaven's knowledge includes human experience. Aren't you thankful that Jesus knew suffering and mortality and that he now lives to redeem, to bless, and to ultimately help us mortals?

My Prayer...

Loving and Almighty God, I know you know me and what is best for me. But Father, I'm even more confident in your care and understanding because Jesus shared in our wrestling match with suffering and mortality. Thank you Jesus for pleading my cause at the Father's right hand. I ask for the Father's continued grace in your name, Lord Jesus. Amen.


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Illustration of Hebrews 2:18 — Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.