Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Heb 4:16
Where does one even begin with this verse that is so jam-packed with goodness? The 3rd word of the verse, ‘then’ suggests that whatever comes before is relevant to the verse. The preceding verses have been talking about Jesus, the great and amazing High Priest, one who is able to sympathise with our weaknesses. We have him as our High Priest. This forms the basis for what we are to do.
Knowing Jesus gives us confidence, an unshakable strength on the inside that influences our actions on the outside. We have boldness and not fear. I have little kids and sometimes when they become afraid, they tend to run – away generally. Our Biblical exhortation is to run to God. We approach him with confidence.
And did you notice that his throne is a throne of grace? When we approach God, we can expect to be welcomed with grace and mercy. We can expect to receive perfect love and acceptance. We find help in our time of need.
Brothers and sisters, today, let us consider Jesus, our Great High Priest and let us approach God’s throne of grace with confidence!