Hebrews 4:16—”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.”

What is this boldness?

Boldness—freedom in speaking, open, frank, free and fearless confidence, cheerful courage.

How can we dare draw near to His throne of grace?  For one, it is a throne of grace.  We do not earn our way to this throne rather it is a gift.  He is inviting us to draw near, to approach this throne of grace that we may receive mercy and grace especially in time of need.  Our degree of need may vary from day to day or year to year, but it seems we always wake up each morning to a time of need.

Hebrews 9:24—”For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 26…But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

What is the foundation for this boldness?  It is based on our faith in His sacrifice for us.

Hebrews 10:14—”For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. 17–Hebrews 10:17 then he adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

Hebrews 10:19—”Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20–by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21–and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22–

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Our boldness and confidence to enter into His presence, His throne of grace, is derived from His blood.  He has made us white as snow, remembering our sins no more.  He has perfected us for all time.  There is no place for guilt or condemnation as we approach His throne of grace.  

Thank You, Lord, that we can approach Your throne of grace by the blood of Your Son, and in Your presence with full confidence and even boldness in Your acceptance of us.  May we draw near each day to receive Your grace and mercy.  

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