A Bold Approach

How can a human being even think of approaching God Almighty, his Creator? How can a sinful being dare to attempt approaching the God Who is holy? After all, Hebrews 10:31 says: “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” How can we reconcile that with Hebrews 4:16? There, we are told: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” The key to understanding lies in the second and third words of the verse. First, the word “us” speaks of all who are born again, those who have received Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Next, the word “therefore” hearkens back to Verse 15 where we are reminded that we have a high priest. It is He Who provides access to the Throne. Unsaved people who come in true repentance and faith and trustingly receive His gift of Life immediately have this high priest as their own. What does it mean to come “boldly?” It certainly doesn’t suggest an irreverent and disrespectful approach but one that is without fear and with the assurance that we are welcome. We have a high priest Who knows us, loves us, and is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities.” He knows what we have experienced and what we are presently experiencing, and He “feels” for us. Furthermore, through Him, those who are saved know that God is their Heavenly Father! But, we approach the Throne for a reason. Do come by, tomorrow, as we explore the reason, the requirements, and the results of this privilege. It is a huge and blessed privilege. No wonder that we, who know Him, gladly sing about what His name means to us: “It tells of One Whose loving heart can feel my deepest woe, Who in each sorrow bears a part that none can bear below. O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus — because He first loved me!” (O How I Love Jesus” By Frederick Whitfield). Selah! Never underestimate the overwhelming love that provides such an astonishing privilege!   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

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