My friend ate lunch in a restaurant. The waitress asked her if she wanted a free piece of chocolate cake for dessert. My friend said, “No, thank you.” A few minutes later, the waitress walked by my friend’s table. She was carrying a piece of chocolate cake. The cake looked so good that my friend decided to have a piece. My friend told me that the cake did not taste very good, and she was sorry she had eaten it.

Sin is often like that piece of chocolate cake. It looks good. But when we try it, it is never as good as we imagined it would be. Then we are disappointed that we have disobeyed God. God has given us His Word to help us avoid sin, but sometimes we ignore His commands and sin anyway.

When Jesus lived on earth, He was tempted. But He never sinned. Hebrews 4:15 tells us why we can depend on Jesus to help us. “Jesus, our high priest, is able to understand our weaknesses. When Jesus lived on earth, he was tempted in every way. He was tempted in the same ways we are tempted, but he never sinned.”

Let Jesus help you today. He understands about temptation and sin. Jesus wants you to stand strong and to always obey God.