Hebrews 4:15 (NKJV) For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
The difference between all other religions and Christianity, is the Personal, Knowable, Caring Savior, Jesus Christ. He lived as one of us. He died as one of us. He was tempted and suffered more than any one of us.
He knows. He cares. He understands. On top of that, Jesus makes the astounding promise that He will never allow us to be tempted to the point where we “have no choice” (1Cor 10:13). That’s the good news.
The bad news is… every time you give into to temptation you do it by your own choice. Ouch. The sooner we admit that and quit the deception of “I have no choice…” the sooner we can deal with our moral and spiritual failures.
Think It Over: Do you have a sin in your life that you claim publicly or privately you have no power over… you have no choice but to commit this sin? You are deceiving yourself. Jesus sympathizes with how difficult it is for you but he definitely has given you an “out” that you have chosen to ignore.