1989. David pleads, "Make haste, make haste" (Ps 70:1). Hebrews 4:16 Treasury of Scripture Knowing, My God My Father (Easter Reflections - (6). C H Spurgeon. So they must have power with God, for they come before Him signed, as it were, with the name of His well-beloved Son. Peabody, MA. Select Page. It is a hard thing to labour to enter into rest. 2 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. Suppose I come loaded with sorrow; there is One there who knows all the sorrows to which humanity can be subjected. But this does not exhaust his greatness. It is not possible that we can plead in vain with God when we plead the blood-sealed covenant, ordered in all things and sure. In time of need (2121) (eukairos from eu = good, well + kairos [word study] = time, opportune time) means seasonable, timely, opportune, favorable, at the right time, well timed. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. He who reigns in heaven loves us better than we love ourselves. Pardon, justification, adoption, peace, comfort, light, direction- all, all is of grace. And so, all the petitioner’s miseries shall be compassionated. Faithfulness is adhering unswervingly to God and His covenant. Singing I Go hebrews 4:16 nkjv. In Psalm 7:10, the Septuagint uses boetheia to translate the Hebrew word "shield", David testifying that. 1986, Sermon on the Mount: Blessed are the Merciful: Matthew 5:7, Brown, Colin, Editor. There never is a night or day In contrast to the infrequent use of boétheia in the NT, the LXX uses this word 40 times so we will look at some of the uses. We are a "royal priesthood". (TEV), Wiersbe makes the point that "The mercy seat on the ark of the covenant was God's throne in Israel (Ex 25:17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22), but it could never be called "a throne of grace." Boetheia describes the assistance offered to meet a need. 1 John 2:28- note Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. Jehovah runs to our cry for help with His mercy to cover the things we should not have done, and His grace to empower us to do what we should do but do not have the power to do, both arriving in the nick of time. As that which calls me to Your feet– And Micah said to a Levite, who happened to pass by: "Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest." It gushes from His heart as from a full and overflowing fountain, and flows into the bosom of the poor, the lowly, the humble, and the contrite; enriching, comforting, and sanctifying their souls. 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. But the same feelings that actuated him were shared by a portion of the tribe of Dan, on their way to colonize a remote part of the country. Hebrews 9:27 What Does Hebrews 9:27 Mean? They are but nominal kings, to be set up and put down at the will of men, or the decree of providence, but he is Lord alone, the Prince of the kings of the earth. We are the poor, the needy, the helpless, the vile, the sinful, the unworthy; we have nothing to bring but our deep wretchedness and poverty, nothing but our complaints, our miseries, our crosses, our groanings, our sighs, and tears. It speaks of one's condition as lowly or of low degree. I can open my heart to Him. Grace gives us what we don’t deserve while mercy withholds what we do deserve. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (NKJV). He justly deserves our reverence, praise, and thanksgiving, because He is our glorious God and everlasting Creator. He reigns, but in this case grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Never are we to profane His name. Hebrews 7:25 (note) - Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. God has many thrones. Zondervan, MacDonald, W & Farstad, A. Believer's Bible Commentary: Thomas Nelson, Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” “Hath not the potter power over the clay to make of the same lump one vessel unto honour and another unto dishonour?” These are great and terrible words, and are not to be answered. Grace does not hide itself in a tent." You will "obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need"--reviving, quickening, restraining, sanctifying grace--grace for sunshine and for storm--grace for health and for sickness--grace for joy and for sorrow--grace for the family and for the world--grace for living and for dying. A bush was burning without being consumed. There is no injustice in the grace of God. It is all of…. One of the key theological themes in Hebrews is that all believers now have direct access to God under the New Covenant and, therefore, may approach the throne of God boldly (4:16; 10:22). Shame on a king if he can lie. Only God can fill the emptiness of an aching heart. O God, hasten (hurry and do this quickly) to deliver me; O LORD, hasten to my help." The Lord alone hath divine right, and to him only doth the kingdom belong. Take your temporal cares and necessities to the Lord, for He who is the God of grace is also the God of providence. Zondervan), One needs to distinguish between grace and mercy. I wonder if it is too picturesque to take that word grace here as a kind of synonym of God? And so this portion of exhortation interposed between the doctrinal and theological parts of this letter is addressed to every one in the Christian profession. But what are these? Let us draw near - one of the most incredibly gracious invitations the world has ever received! It is the free, spontaneous, absolute loving-kindness of God toward men. (See Moody Bible Institute's Today in the Word), F B Meyer in The Way into the Holiest has the following chapter entitled "Timely and Needed Help" on Hebrews 4:16…. Am I depressed and distressed? "Come boldly to the throne of grace" to find help in your time of need (Hebrews 4:16). You can tell it only to God. You can easily understand how naturally that becomes an expression for the unembarrassed, unrestrained full out-pouring of a heart. There we get the full heart of God. Here parrhesia is no longer a civil right but the mark of someone who is morally free and who does not shun public attention. "Where are You?" To Thee, O Lord, to Thee, Soft and healing and wide; See related discussion of mercy in the commentary notes on Blessed are the merciful Matthew 5:7-note and the lesson notes on the study from the Sermon on the Mount: Blessed are the Merciful: Matthew 5:7 (Related resources - The Mercy of God by A. W. Pink, notes on God's Attribute of Mercy). Our heavenly Father is not "the man upstairs." Just the throne we need. John 11:14 So Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead. Rocky Sinai once was the throne of law, when God came to Paran with ten thousand of his holy ones. parrhesia contains the ideas of “trust in God, certainty of salvation, the conquest of the consciousness of sin, sanction and power to pray, and expectation of the future” (Brown, Colin, Editor. You are a loving child of God, privileged to be a part of a wonderful plan. (Spurgeon - Treasury of David). We have nothing to do with atonement for sin; which is urgently required by us, not only for our sins as ordinary members of the congregation, but for those which, consciously or unconsciously, we commit in the exercise of our priestly office. We are not to cower anxiously before His magnificent presence. "My God! 2. Pastor Silvester then made this spiritual application: “It’s the same with prayer, with the believer’s approach to the throne of grace. I will seek to clarify the meaning of the verse as I understand it, but I admit that my understanding may be limited. Draw near (4334) (proserchomai from prós = facing + erchomai = come) means to come facing toward. He knows my weaknesses, and I might just as well tell Him. Detail your every anxiety in the ear of Divine sympathy--plead for mercy through the merits of Christ's atoning blood, and rely with humble faith on God's promises of pardon. the throne of grace. Aristot., Eth.Nic. -H W Baker (Play), Eleos - 27x in 26v - compassion (2), mercy (25), Matt 9:13; 12:7; 23:23; Luke 1:50, 54, 58, 72, 78; 10:37; Rom 9:23; 11:31; 15:9; Gal 6:16; Eph 2:4; 1Ti 1:2; 2Ti 1:2, 16, 18; Titus 3:5; Heb 4:16; Jas 2:13; 3:17; 1 Pet 1:3; 2 John 1:3; Jude 1:2, 21. The throne of grace will look on you if you cannot look on it, and will give to you, though you have nothing to give in return, and will deliver you, though you cannot raise a finger to deliver yourself. Over and against merely having the mercy to allow us to live out our miserable lives without destroying us instantly, God has chosen us to greatness and glory by the hand of His Son. It secures, in every time of need, the help of Him who is all-mighty--the guidance of Him who cannot err--the protection of Him who rules in heaven and on earth--the love and sympathy of Him, who "spared not His own Son but gave Him up unto death for us all," and who, with Him, will also "freely give us all things.". His power can make or can destroy. We can now draw near and pour out our hearts to him as described by the psalmist David…, Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. It is opposed, as here, to aschunomai to be ashamed, in Pr. He, the Great High Priest, must go within the veil for us; no, through His crucified person the veil must be entirely taken away. This idea of “outspokenness” or “frankness” between people includes the more general meaning of “courage” or “boldness.” In the biblical literature the noun parrhesia often acquires this sense of “confidence,” both in relation to men (e.g. This word in ordinary Greek usage means frank, unreserved speech, as opposed to partial or total silence. When Moses turned to look more closely, God said to him, "Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground" (Exodus 3:5). The love of God is my pillow, Acts 28:31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. I rest my soul in its comfort, One verse per line Red Letter Cross References Footnotes Strongs Numbers Hide Verse Numbers Close. He was in David's. 2 Corinthians 3:12 Therefore having such a hope, we use great boldness in our speech. Remind yourself that the Lord has a gracious purpose in all of this suffering, and that He will work out His purposes in His time and for His glory. Hebrews 4:16 IN the context are three great exhortations which bear a very remarkable and distinct relation to each other: ‘Let us labour to enter into rest’; ‘Let us hold fast our profession’; Let us come boldly to the throne of grace. (Hebrews 4 Mp3 ), Confidence (3954) (parrhesia/parresia from pás = all + rhesis = speech, act of speaking) is literally all speech or speaking all things and thereby conveys the idea of freedom to say all. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but the power of the blood of Jesus with God can never fail. then he has need to pray, "Lord, allow me not to forget You." Ultimately this quality of confidence is that which is energized by the indwelling Spirit, emboldening (Spirit filled) believers to openly declare (with great conviction) all that He births within (cp Acts 4:31). Suppose there should be defects of faith: he sees our little faith and still doth not reject it, small as it is. Read the verses that come before: ‘For we have not a High Priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.’ Turn that doctrinal statement into a statement of principle and it just comes to this: that our certitude that God’s throne is a throne of love and grace, is all involved in, dependent upon, and built upon, the work of Christ, the High Priest of our profession. All the blessings He bestows from it are blessings of grace. As she was ushered past thousands of guests waiting in endless lines, one security guard attempted to stop the duo from proceeding. It is grace personified that is here installed in dignity. He does not belong to their line at all, but to an older, more venerable, and grander one; of which that mysterious personage was the founder, to whom Abraham, the father of Israel, gave tithes and homage. He cannot be false to a covenant of his own making. Equal Access (READ: Ps 145:14-21) - Pastor Stuart Silvester told me of a conversation he had with an acquaintance who frequently flew his small private plane in and out of Toronto International Airport. Hebrews 10:1 (note)- For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. The veriest beggar in the streets is dishonoured by a broken promise, but what shall we say of a king if his word cannot be depended upon? Forgiveness, access to His throne, and the promises of His Spirit and that no trial will be greater than we can bear—combined with His declaration that He works in us both to will and to do—assure us that faithfulness can be produced in us when we yield as faithful servants. All other high priests were inferior to him. Large petitions with thee bring.”. This unfathomable privilege is awarded to ALL who have been saved by the blood of the Lamb - and none are excluded. They have a common base from which they spring, the Sonship of Christ. Before that we shall all come, and as many uf us as have believed will find it to be a throne of grace as well as of justice; for, he who sits upon that throne shall pronounce no sentence of condemnation against the man who is justified by faith. The greatest saint among us can no more exist without the mercy of God than the ephemeral insects of a summer's noon can live without the sun. “The heavens are not pure in his sight, and he charged his angels with folly.” And thou, a sinful creature, with what lowliness shouldst thou draw nigh to him. Psalm 20:2 May He send you help (Heb = 'ezer) (LXX = boetheia conveys the idea of Him sending help upon hearing your cry for help) from the sanctuary and support you from Zion! As you know, they are connected. Oh, shame upon us, if we are unbelieving before the throne of the King of heaven and earth. Before we are overwhelmed by the temptation; when we most need it, in temptations and persecutions; such as is suitable to the time, persons, and end designed (Ps 104:27). Familiarity there may be, but let it not be unhallowed. The thought is embodied in the general confession of the Book of Common Prayer: “That we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our Heavenly Father, but confess them.”. At all times, indeed--even when no words are uttered--when imploring no special blessing from on high--the Christian ought to cherish the spirit of prayer. Luke 4:16-21 (Dr. J. Vernon McGee) European Update [1990s] (Chuck Missler) Daniel Chapter 7 [1990s] (Chuck Missler) Nehemiah 8-13 (1979-82 Audio) (Chuck Smith) Revelation 11 [1990s] (Chuck Missler) Hebrews 4 :: New King James Version (NKJV) Strong's. O what crowds of pitiable objects surround His throne—and all needing … a look from His eye, a word from His lips, a smile from His face, a touch from His hand! This craving was most carefully met in that venerable religion in which these Hebrew Christians had been reared. Strictly speaking, the word as applied to God, cannot include either of these elements, since grief cannot be ascribed to Him, and suffering is the legitimate result of sin. Hebrews 4:16 (note) - 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. God helps those who know they are helpless, Sunday, May 16, 2004 From sin and fear, from guilt and shame. The sanctuary to us is the person of our blessed Lord, who was typified by the temple, and is the true sanctuary which God has pitched, and not man: let us fly to the cross for shelter in all times of need and help will be sent to us. 9, 2). The people, however, were excluded from the divine presence because of their sinfulness and prohibited from drawing near. The promise calls us near, He is God, and I come to Him in worship and with reverence. You have begun to pray; God has begun to answer. The ‘throne’ gives us all ideas of majesty, sovereignty, dominion, infinitude, greatness. then he has need to pray, "Lord, give me grace to use it for Your Glory." All Christians struggle with two crucial areas that will make or break us in the Christian life: perseverance in times of trial; and, prayer. After the resurrection, Jesus encouraged His disciples with the emboldening truth that "All power is given to Me, in heaven and in on earth." He is never in a hurry, but once He starts to work, watch out! Let us come with frank confidence’ to the throne of grace. The mighty arms upholding me He gently clears thy way; When we approach the Lord in prayer, In the mouth of two witnesses every word is established. Font Size. Comment: One source says that “Public” was considered anything in the presence of ten Israelites. Because a God of grace sits upon it, and the scepter of grace is held out from it, and all the favors bestowed there are the blessings of grace. The signature is the hand-writing of God himself, and the seal is the blood of the Only-begotten. The people in today's Bible reading (1Samuel 12:1ff, esp 1Sa 12:17) were afraid (1Sa 12:18, 19) because Samuel exposed their sin. Submit to His timetable and His care." Its dominant idea is boldness, confidence, as opposed to fear, ambiguity, or reserve. Suppose I come to the throne of grace with the burden of my sins; there is one on the throne who felt the burden of sin in ages long gone by, and has not forgotten its weight. 6:1; (Gal. 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 (NASB: Lockman). Hebrews 4:16 tells us we can “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” We can approach Him confidently about anything—our needs and our desires—knowing that He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). The experiences of Moses and Joshua teach us that a holy God demands our reverence and respect. Greek: Adunaton gar tous haphax photisthentas, geusamenou s te tes doreas tes epouraniou kai metochous genethentas pneumatos hagiou. He yelled, “Hey, who do you think you are, Walt Disney?” Imagine his shock and embarrassment as Mills’s escort turned around and said, “As a matter of fact, I am Walt Disney.” Needless to say, the guard let them through. Dare any of you think of praying were it not that God’s throne is a throne of grace? No circumstance is too trifling; no petitioner too insignificant; no case too hard; no difficulty too great; no seeker too importunate; no beggar too ragged; no bankrupt too penniless; no debtor too insolvent; for Him not to notice and not to relieve. Victor). Our inclination toward faithlessness makes any oaths we might make to God very risky. Grace is there for the need but we must avail ourselves of His grace. It comes from those lips into which grace was poured. "Hushed is each doubt, gone every fear, There is no one able to do it to another, even supposing the other could bear it! True prayer is not a mere mental exercise, nor a vocal performance, but it is deeper far than that—it is spiritual commerce with the Creator of heaven and earth. As prayer will not be truly prayer without the Spirit of God, so it will not be prevailing prayer without the Son of God. Worthy Of Worship - As Moses was tending his father-in-law's sheep in the desert, his attention was drawn to a strange sight. There is reason enough, God knows, in your heart and mine, and in our poor, miserable, wretched, conventional, formal chatterings called prayers, for diffidence and distrust. Greeks used parrhesia of those with the right to speak openly in the assembly. Comment: Parrhesia here is speaking all things, forthrightness of speech; then more broadly, boldness, especially the courage appropriate to the free man, which acts openly even in a hostile atmosphere. When I come to God in Christ, to God on the mercy seat, I need not imagine that by any act of sovereignty God will set aside his covenant. 6. 14 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. TOUCHED WITH THE FEELING OF OUR INFIRMITIES. He is the most Holy of all kings. For long weary days brave men died by the thousands — the afternoon of the last day was wearing rapidly away, the thin red living line getting thinner and thinner, the squares smaller and smaller at each returning charge — but at last, just before the daylight faded, just before endurance could do no more, there comes old Blucher at last and gives the order, and the whole line bore down upon the enemy and scattered them. He is not a distant God before Whom we are to shrink or grovel. 3. He does not send His soldiers to the North Pole equipped for warfare in Africa. Who desired to draw near to that throne? David boldly went to God and told Him what was on his mind. But my text says the throne of grace is the throne of God. C. H. SPURGEON. Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Mercy is God’s solution to man’s misery. For a seasonable support; that is, support when necessary, and as necessary, and in due proportion to the necessity. It is an eminent and elevated act. To you, to you who come to God in prayer, the sovereignty always runs thus: “I will have mercy on that sinner; though he deserves it not, though in him there is no merit, yet because I can do as I will with my own, I will bless him, I will make him my child, I will accept him; he shall be mine in the day when I make up my jewels.” On the mercy seat God never executed sovereignty otherwise than in a way of grace. Will we not, my dear friends, with the greater boldness draw near to this throne, as we suck out the sweet meaning of this precious word, “the throne of grace”? What is your case, what is your sorrow, what is your burden? So that, I take it, this word is here used in the secondary sense, and if that be so, we may shape a difference between the two phrases, ‘obtaining mercy’ and ‘finding grace.’ The word literally means, if we go to the etymology of it, speaking everything. If he had been a friend, his entrance would’ve been just plain obnoxious. O happy souls that can believe this, and believing it can come at once and glorify grace by becoming instances of its power. Behold the Throne of Grace That kind of life is a Christ-like life, and that makes the saint as he dwells in the midst of a world of sinful people, like Christ. We live in the era of reigning grace, for seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for the sons of men, Jesus is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction. If right now it seems as though God is tarrying instead of working, if it seems as though He is delaying instead of acting, what should you do? We are welcome in our heavenly Father’s presence as well. I am a man of unclean lips and heart; I dare not face him before whom angels veil their faces; the fire of his awful purity will leap out on me, shriveling and consuming. I do not believe that it is an easy thing to pray in public so as to conduct the devotions of a large congregation aright. The very act of taking it will lighten it, and casting it upon His tenderness and sympathy will make it sweet. It is the throne of grace to which we approach when we pray; and let us for a moment or two think this over, by way of consolatory encouragement to those who are beginning to pray; indeed, to all of us who are praying men and women. But Christ’s priesthood is confirmed with an oath straight from God that can never be broken (Heb. And jealous was his name.”. Hebrews 4. SO THAT WE MAY RECEIVE MERCY AND FIND GRACE TO HELP IN TIME OF NEED: hina labomen (1PAAS) eleos kai charin heuromen (1PAAS) eis eukairon boetheian: In 2Co 12:9-note Paul identifies the "time of need" as the time when we are weak! “I am moved by the need”—that’s motivation. As our hearts rejoice and sing. Hebrews 4:16. Paul frequently introduces his epistles with "grace" to recipients who are already saved by grace. John Newton's words in his hymn Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare are apropos…. Long and sharp was the struggle, and grace appeared to be trampled under foot of sin; but grace at last seized sin, threw it on its own shoulders, and, though all but crushed beneath the burden, grace carried sin up to the cross and nailed it there, slew it there, put it to death for ever, and triumphed gloriously. Comment from Expositor's Greek Testament: He (Jesus) spoke the word plainly, unmistakably. God is never late. It is that time which is well suited for something. Confidence - mean a state of mind or a manner marked by easy coolness and freedom from uncertainty, diffidence, or embarrassment. 1989. The mercy-seat is a throne, and we must not forget this. 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