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How could Jesus, who had a divine nature, be tempted? (Hebrews 2:18)

18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. (NIV)

Clarify Share Report Asked January 18 2022 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I understand the reasoning of the question, but "tempted" can also have a meaning or connotation of "being put to a test". In that sense, I would say that many external aspects of Christ's earthly life (not just the three actions suggested by Satan) could be considered as having had that effect, and as attributes one or more of which the overwhelming majority (if not all) of humanity can identify with, including outward poverty and a humble station in life (Luke 9:57-58); slights and disbelief from His own relatives (John 7:1-5); contempt and opposition from His adversaries (John 8:48-59); being rejected by those who had known Him from childhood (Luke 4:14-30); being abandoned or denied by His closest followers (Matthew 26:47-75); and even being forsaken by His own Father (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34).

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