1) The Son Pleased the Father When He Tasted Death for Every Man
2) The Son Pleases the Father When He Brings Many Sons to Glory
3) The Son Pleased the Father When He Disarmed the Devil
4) The Son Pleases the Father When He Helps God’s Children
Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Warren Wiersbe states in his commentary:
“The word ‘succour’ literally means ‘to run to the cry of a child.’ It means ‘to bring help when it is needed.’” (Wiersbe – Be Confident)
Because the Son of God became a man, He understands full well the weaknesses and infirmities of humanity, and He comes to the aid of all those who seek Him.
Jesus understand what it is like to become weary, tired, or thirsty. (John 4:6-8) He can relate to those who are despised and rejected. (Isaiah 53:3) He even understands physical pain and death.
Jesus also understands what it like to be tempted by sin. The Bible says that He was – in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
John MacArthur writes in his commentary on the book of Hebrews that Jesus in His humanity – “felt the force of temptation”, yet in His deity – “not able to sin…He had no sin nature which would be the source of any act of sin.”
How does Christ assist us in our struggles? I believe that there are a variety of ways:
His gives us His grace (2 Cor 12:7-10)
He empowers us by His Spirit (John 14-16)
He strengthens us by His Word (Ephesians 6:17)
He uses our fellow saints (2 Cor 7:6)
I pray that this brief study into the ministry of Christ has been a blessing to you this week. I know that it has encouraged me personally to be reminded of Christ’s interest in my life. I feel that I can say as Paul said –
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13