“He Is Able to Succour Them That Are Tempted”
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. . . .
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; . . .
18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said:
“When Christ bids [us] to yield, to submit, to obey the Father, He knows how to help us do that. He has walked that way, asking [us] to do what He has done. He has made it safer. He has made it very much easier for [our] travel. . . . He knows where the sharp stones and the stumbling blocks lie and where the thorns and the thistles are the most severe. He knows where the path is perilous, and He knows which way to go when the road forks and nightfall comes. He knows this because He has suffered ‘pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind . . . that he may know . . . how to succor his people according to their infirmities’ (Alma 7:11–12). To succor means ‘to run to.’ . . . Christ will run to [us], and is running even now, if [we] will but receive the extended arm of His mercy.
“To those who stagger or stumble, He is there to steady and strengthen us. In the end He is there to save us, and for all this He gave His life. However dim our days . . . may seem, they have been a lot darker for the Savior of the world.”
(“Therefore, What?” [Church Educational System Conference on the New Testament, Aug. 8, 2000, 9].)