Let us therefore draw near with boldness unto the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace to help us in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
“We are to dig for truth as for hidden treasure. We are to fix our eyes upon Christ. When we take Him as our personal Saviour, this gives us boldness to approach the throne of grace.” AG p.96
In the book of Matthews 11:28 we find an invitation to all who feel tired of sin to come to God for rest; He says come. The text above is an invitation which can also be called an encouragement; only those who have been before the throne and received grace and mercy can encourage others to be part of that experience, assuring others of the goodness of being near the throne of grace. To be near is to be in the presence of God, is to be ready to receive, is to be ready to per take of all that can be found there. To draw near is to demonstrate willingness to be part of God’s plan.
The words of the Heb.4:16(KJV) are partly repeated in Hebrews 10:19 (KJV) “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus”. We now have a reason to be bold, the blood of Jesus. ‘Draw near with boldness’ is an invitation from God for us to take a stand for a him without wavering. “Herein is love made perfect with us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as he is, even so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17 (KJV) We cannot enjoy grace and mercies of God while are still torn between the world and the heavenly bounties. A firm commitment to God is the key to His bountiful blessings, such are reserved for the bold and the near.
Judgment is sure for all, so you ask when is the time of need? When would you need to make use of that grace and mercy? Without His grace and mercy in our favor we stand no favorable chance on our judgment day. We need the righteousness of Christ to stand in for us. The judge and one who seats on the throne is same, he the one who came down to be like us and make an ultimate sacrifice for our sins so that we can be redeemed. That was an evidence of his grace and mercy which is in abundance for those who choose to accept Him.
“..rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” Joel 2:13 (KJV)
By A Elamani