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Jesus Did it for Us

Jesus Did it for Us

Jesus was not tempted so that the Father could determine the Son’s character and ability, for the Father had already approved the Son (3:22) and would do so again (9:35). Nor was He tempted to give Satan a chance to defeat Him, for Satan probably did not even want this confrontation, knowing that Jesus could overcome his every tactic. Jesus was tempted so that He could personally experience what we go through and so be prepared to assist us (Heb. 2:16–184:14–16) and to show us how we can overcome the evil one by means of the Spirit of God (v. 1) and the Word of God (v.4). The first Adam was tested in a beautiful garden and failed, but the Last Adam was victorious in a terrible wilderness. More
Wiersbe, Warren W. Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1992. Print.
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