He also said, "I will put my trust in him." And in the same context he said, "Here I am -- together with the children God has given me." a14
Because God's children are human beings -- made of flesh and blood -- Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.
Only in this way could he deliver those who have lived all their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.
We all know that Jesus came to help the descendants of Abraham, not to help the angels.
Therefore, it was necessary for Jesus to be in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. He then could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people.
Since he himself has gone through suffering and temptation, he is able to help us when we are being tempted.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)