Who are the ones who need help when they are tempted?

Many people want to get rid of oppressive guilt. But how to prevent new guilt in the future?

Who are the ones who need help when they are tempted?

“Because He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succor them that are tempted.” Hebrews 2:18.

We may ask, “Who are those who need help when they are tempted?”

They are those who believe that temptation can be conquered. If their goal is not to overcome temptation, why would they need help? Those who do not believe in victory at the time of temptation do not need help.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;  but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.  Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” James 1: 12-15.

From the above it can be concluded that temptation can be resisted if a person is tempted and seduced by his lusts. The cross prevents the lusts from uniting with our minds, and then the lust does not give birth to sin. Those who have victory over the lusts of the flesh will receive the crown of life. They are crowned with life and true joy. Through faith we can crucify the flesh with its passions and lusts. (Gal. 5:24). This is experienced by those who truly belong to Christ.

Help with temptation!

We read that God is not tempted by evil. But it is told that Jesus was tempted. (Heb. 2:18; Heb. 4:15.) In other words, we can say that Jesus was as human as we are, even though He was the Son of God. This means that His lusts in His earthly body could also entice and seduce Him. Nevertheless, He always won and remained completely clean and free from sin.

“For this reason He had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.” Heb. 2:17.

Many people say that they turned to Jesus and gave Him their hearts because they felt they needed Him.

But why did they need Him? They wanted to get rid of the guilt that oppressed and afflicted them. That is good, but how can they avoid a new sense of guilt if they have not overcome sin?

Do you need Jesus as the atonement for sin, or do you need Him as a merciful high priest? Do you need someone who was weak when he was tempted? Do you need His help in temptation?

“You have been called to this, for Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example to follow in His footsteps. “He sinned not, neither was guile found in his mouth” (1 Peter 2: 21-22).

“Therefore, since Christ suffered in His body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God.” 1. Peter 4: 1-2.

Believing in these words and thinking that you can choose suffering instead of sin, as Christ did in the days of His flesh when He had the same flesh as we do, becomes a powerful weapon in the fight against sin.

Jesus rose from the dead, breaking the chains of death. Through the power of this resurrection, we are born again as believers into a living hope, receiving grace and help in temptation to overcome all evil that is in our flesh. (1 Peter 1: 3-6). This is the way to a happy life.

Source: Кто те, кто нуждается в помощи, находясь в искушении? (aktivnoyekhristianstvo.ru)