“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
In today’s passage we find the explanation for why we can bring our petitions to the Lord. We have a Great High Priest that is sitting on the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God was touched with the feelings of our infirmities. He was tempted in all points just as we are today; yet He did not sin. It is because of His sinless sacrifice that we can come boldly to the throne of grace. It is there that we can obtain mercy when we confess our sins, and it is there that we can find grace to help us in our time of need.
We have access to the throne of grace continually. The Father’s ears are always open to our cry.
“The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”
“In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.”
He is always waiting to hear from us. Have you ever wished that a friend would call you, yet the call never came? Imagine how God feels when we do not acknowledge much less use our privilege of access to His throne room. When we call upon Him we never have to leave a voicemail.
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
If we call, He will answer. Here we have another conditional promise. He cannot answer us unless we first call upon Him. Because we can call on the Lord, and because He will always answer, this should strengthen our love for Him. We see an example of this from the psalmist in Psalm 116.
“I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.”
Just as the relationship between you and your best friend is strengthened by communication, our walk and relationship with the Lord is strengthened when we call upon Him. Our love grows as we call out to Him.
Do you need mercy? You can obtain it at the throne of grace.
Do you need help in your time of need? You can find it at the throne of grace.
Take time today to boldly access the throne of grace.
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