HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
THE LEGACY YOU LEAVE IS THE LIFE YOU LEAD.
3. Jesus Was A Proven Man.
Immediately following His baptism the Holy Spirit drove Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the evil one (Mark 1:12). This temptation was no ordinary event for Jesus, but a time of suffering as He wrestled with sin and evil in a deeply personal way (Hebrews 2:17-18) and so entered into the same struggle we experience. His suffering was so great that following His temptation angels came and ministered to Him by assisting and refreshing Him.
Just as Jesus fulfilled all righteousness (Matthew 3:15) and so proved He to be our worthy high priest, so we prove ourselves to those whom we influence by suffering and overcoming the temptation to evil through the Holy Spirit. We can only leave a legacy of glory if we turn from sin’s allure to Christ’s humility, and that decision could mean suffering for us.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW …….