Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the
wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
In the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. § 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.
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. § My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.
Matt. 4:1; Heb. 5:7–9; 4:15; 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Cor. 12:9
The Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
If the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. § I lay down My life for the sheep … No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.
The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. § Without shedding of blood there is no remission.
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, hav- ing now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Matt. 20:28; Heb. 9:13–14; Isa. 53:7;
John 10:15, 18; Lev. 17:11; Heb. 9:22; Rom. 5:8–9