Jesus was tempted as we are

Jesus was a man sharing our nature and experiencing the sensations and emotions that all human beings are subject to

Hebrews 4 verse 15

15 For we don’t have a high priest who can’t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.

Because Jesus has had the experience of resisting temptation he is aware of how those who are tempted can best be helped:

Hebrews 2 verse 18

18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted. 

It is recorded that at the start of his public ministry Jesus experienced temptations in the wilderness. The essence of each temptation is similar to that experienced by men and women at various times in their lives:

Matthew 4 verse 1

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

There are a number of occasions recorded in the gospels where the Jewish leaders tried to discredit Jesus. This is often described as testing or a trial; although the original Greek used is the same as that translated elsewhere as tempting.

Matthew 22 verse 18

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test me, you hypocrites? 

Jesus commended his immediate disciples for their support during the temptations he during his ministry

Luke 22 verse 28

28  But you are those who have continued with me in my trials. 

The consequence of Jesus being tempted like other men and women but never sinning has made him our God-appointed saviour

Hebrews 5 verses 8 - 9

8 though he was a Son, yet learnt obedience by the things which he suffered. 9 Having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation,