A brief thought on the sexual temptation of Jesus…

I think it’s helpful as a man to think on the fact that the Lord Jesus “was tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Jesus must have been tempted sexually. But he did not lust. So there must be a difference between the natural chemical feelings and affections one has simply by virtue of being (at least, in part) a physical organism, and that act of the will which, when cultivated, transfers that base sexual reaction of the sight to the object and becomes “lust,” properly signified.


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