How Was Jesus Tempted?


Heb. 4:15 Says that Jesus was tempted in all ways. Was this the same temptation we experience? If I understand correctly He had no sin nature as we do, so how was it like our temptation? I’m not being contrary I just want to understand.


By definition a temptation has to be desirable to the person being tempted. In Matt. 4 we’re told that after fasting for 40 days, the devil reminded the Lord that He had the power to turn stones into bread and since he was hungry, why didn’t He do it? Then the devil carried Him up to the top of the Temple and dared Him to jump off to prove that God would save Him, and finally the devil offered Him all the kingdoms of the world and all of their splendor. That means all the power and wealth of the world. All these temptations are common to man.

As you say, Hebrews 4:15 tells us He was tempted in every way, so that means He faced all the other things you and I would be tempted by as well. Having no sin nature only helped Him withstand the temptation, it didn’t make Him immune. Adam and Eve also had no sin nature, yet when they were tempted they sinned.