Monday, July 10, 2017

"At The Throne"

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:16

I wonder why the verse didn't just read-- "Let us therefore come boldly before God" instead of before "the throne of grace"?  When we pray, we are coming before the Lord God, but we are also coming before His throne.  He sits on the throne.  This is where He rules and reigns from. 

A throne represents stability and authority.  And we are told here it represents grace-- God's favor.  So when you go to God in prayer, you are coming before His throne.  This means you are coming before that which is stable.  It is constant.  It is enduring.  It never fails.  It is dependable, firm, steadfast, solid, faithful, safe and unwavering. It doesn't change because the One who sits on it doesn't change. 

When you go before the throne of God in prayer, it also means that you are coming before that which has authority.  In this case, it is the authority of God which means there is no greater authority.  It all begins and ends with Him-- He is the first and final authority in all matters.  There is no power, word, judgment or decree that is above His.  No one can come back later and appeal His verdict.  It stands and stands forever. 

It is a throne of grace.  That means it is a place of favor.  This also means that you don't have to worry or wonder that He is going to cast you aside when you come.  You don't have to be afraid that He will turn you away.  You don't have to be anxious that you will have an audience with Him or not.  You can go with boldness-- confidence-- that He will hear you and answer you. 

Don't sit back when you are in need.  Go to His throne of grace to find your help.  You can trust that when you get there, you will have an audience with Him.  He will not turn you away.  His power, favor and faithfulness will meet you there. 

Have a great day.  Go to the throne of God with your need. 

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