Or else to God the Father, since Christ, the high priest, is the way of access to God, and it is by him the saints come unto the Father; who is represented as on a "throne", to show his majesty, and to command reverence; and as on a "throne of grace", to encourage distressed souls to come unto him; and to express his sovereignty in the distribution of his grace: and this coming to him is a sacerdotal act, for every believer is a priest; and is not local, but spiritual, and with the heart, and by faith; and chiefly regards the duty of prayer, and a drawing nigh to God in that ordinance with spiritual sacrifices to offer unto him: and this may be done "boldly"; or "with freedom of speech"; speaking out plainly all that is in the heart, using an holy courage and intrepidity of mind, free from servile fear, and a bashful spirit; all which requires an heart sprinkled from an evil conscience, faith, in the person, blood, and righteousness of Christ, a view of God, as a God of peace, grace, and mercy, and a holy confidence of being heard by him; and such a spirit and behaviour at the throne of grace are very consistent with reverence of the divine Majesty, with submission to his will, and with that humility which becomes saints. Hebrews 4:14–16 is among the most often-quoted passages in the Bible. In all times of our trial and temptation we may be assured that he is seated on that throne, and wherever we are, we may approach him with acceptance. All that needs to be done is to plead the merits of our Great High Priest, and God is ready to pardon. (1) Rejoice that there “is” a throne of grace. To a God willing to show mercy he comes with the merits of a sacrifice sufficient for all, and pleads for their salvation. More of Bible resources you want and need: 110+ Commentaries, 28 Dictionaries, 8 Encyclopedias and 3 Lexicons, 12+ Devotionals! Hallelujah! That there is a throne of grace, i.e. He is always interceding. Please modify your queries and try again. That scene was emblematic of heaven. Failure to endure trials is the mark of the seed sown on rocky soil. And find grace - Favor - strength, help, counsel, direction, support, for the various duties and trials of life. We may, therefore, come with boldness and look for pardon. The word βονθεια is properly rendered assistance, help, or support; but it is an assistance in consequence of the earnest cry of the person in distress, for the word signifies to run at the cry, θειν εις βοην, or επι βοην θειν . Hebrews 4:16. Jesus the Great High Priest - Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. The high priest approaches that seat or throne of the divine majesty with the blood of the atonement to make intercession for the people, and to plead for pardon; see the notes on Hebrews 9:7-8. He is the Great High Priest of people. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace -. Home > Study Desk. Hebrews 4:16 - Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. We are not to cry to-day to be helped to-morrow, or at some indefinite time, or at the hour of death. Who would not be glad to be able to pay a debt in a manner so easy? Jesus, the Son of God, has experienced all of our struggles, temptations, and sufferings. There is a throne of grace. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! His merits may always be pleaded as the ground of our salvation. That thus coming, feeling, and calling, we may have the utmost confidence; for we have boldness, liberty of access, freedom of speech; may plead with our Maker without fear; and expect all that heaven has to bestow; because Jesus, who died, sitteth upon the throne! And feeling our need of this, we may come and ask of God “all” that we want for this purpose. Clarke's Notes on the Bible. General Search for 'Hebrews 4:16' within '' on StudyLight.org. We are sinful - and need mercy; we are feeble, and need grace to help us. And find grace to help in time of need; the Syriac version renders it, "in time of affliction"; which is a time of need, as every time of distress is, whether from the immediate hand of God, or through the persecutions of men, or the temptations of Satan: and help at such times may be expected; since not only God is able to help, but he has promised it; and he has laid help on Christ; and gives it seasonably, and at the best time; and it springs from grace, yea, it is grace that does help; by which may be meant, the discoveries of God's love, and the supplies of grace from Christ: which may be hoped for, seeing God is the God of all grace; and he is seated on a throne of grace; and all fulness of grace dwells in Christ: to find grace often, signifies to find favour with God, to be accepted by him, as well as to receive grace from him. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace -. All these are reasons why we should persevere. Here the apostle shows the great superiority of the privileges of the new testament above those of the old; for there the high priest only, and he with fear and trembling, was permitted to approach; and that not without the blood of the victim; and if in any thing he transgressed, he might expect to be struck with death. And feeling our need of this, we may come and ask of God “all” that we want for this purpose. on StudyLight.org Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. This was the covering of the ark of the testimony or covenant, at each end of which was a cherub, and between them the shechinah, or symbol of the Divine Majesty, which appeared to, and conversed with, the high priest. Yet how few there are who are willing to pay the debt to justice thus! on StudyLight.org We have only to “ask for it” - and it is done. But For The Grace of God Part 2 Scripture: Romans 3:21-24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 4:16 Last week I introduced the notion that there was some confusion pertaining to how the Church understands and speaks about the grace of God. As Jesus Christ tasted death for every man, so every man may go to that propitiatory, and take the mercy that is suited to his degree of guilt. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. Who is there who would not be overwhelmed with despair? This is a part of our liberty or boldness; we come up to the throne, and we call aloud for mercy, and God hears and dispenses the blessing we need. The only other angel whose name is revealed Gabriel, was employed in the most distinguished services. We are to call for mercy and grace when we need them; and we are to expect to receive them when we call. Who would not be glad to be able to pay a debt in a manner so easy? Hallelujah! (5) it is easy to obtain all the grace that we need. Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Obviously, anyone who had this kind of fellowship with God must have pleased God, and in pleasing God, Enoch fulfilled the purpose for which man was created ( Revelation 4:11 ). We come not depending on our own merits, but we come where a sufficient sacrifice has been offered for human guilt; and where we are assured that God is merciful. How strange that any should rely on their own strength, when they may lean on the arm of God! For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. We are sinful - and need mercy; we are feeble, and need grace to help us. We have a Friend at court; our Bridegroom is on the throne. He is always ready to pardon. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Intro: Our text looks at life as a race with a course to run, and a prize to gain. We need pardon - as the first thing when we come to God. He is always interceding. By day and by night; from year to year; from generation to generation; he is on such a throne. Hebrews 12:29 - for our God is a consuming fire. We may, therefore, come without hesitancy, or trembling, and ask for all the mercy that we need. Why then, O why, should any remain unforgiven and perish? Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace - “The throne of grace!” What a beautiful expression.