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Published / updated: 04 May 2009 | Author: Dele Oke

Come boldly to the throne of Grace

God wants us to come boldly into His presence. Our confidence and boldness should be based on His mercy and grace.

Heb 4:14-16
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

What does it mean to come boldly to the throne of Grace?

Let's focus on the come boldly part.

When you walk into a Bank to withdraw money from your account you are full of confidence and boldness if you know you have money in that account.

Let's imagine you have 1,000 (pounds, dollars whatever) in your account and you want to withdraw 500. You hand your signed cheque (or bank draft) to the cashier and wait patiently as the cashier fiddles about with pieces of paper and the computer keyboard making the necessary arrangements to get you your money.

She occasionally takes a glance at you. You are not bothered. You have the money in the account and you know it. Her short delay in getting you the money does nothing to dampen your confidence and boldness.

Now imagine another situation where you only have about 500 in your account. You are not quite sure of the exact amount, yet you desperately need 510.

You walk into the Bank, hand the cashier your signed bank draft for 510 and wait nervously in her presence.

Each glance the cashier takes at you makes you feel uneasy. The longer it takes to sort out the money the more nervous and uneasy you get. Boldness is the last word to describe your condition.

God wants us to come boldly into His presence. Our confidence and boldness should be based on His mercy and grace.

Indeed His very presence is called the Throne of mercy and grace.
God blesses us and gives to us because of His mercy and grace. The key motivating factor to giving is His love, mercy and grace.

Our God has an abundance of these. Next time you go to His presence bear this in mind. It will give you the boldness to hang around long enough in His presence to receive from Him.

God bless

From His throne of mercy and grace