Let us come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain. Having therefore, ... boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. We may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. HEB. 4:16. Phi. 4:6,7. Rom. 8:15. Isa. 45:19. Heb. 10:19,22. Heb. 13:6.
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Broken BreadDAILY DEVOTIONS FROM THE DAILY LIGHTbyEvan HopkinsLet us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.--Heb. 4:16.To whom is this exhortation addresses? What is their spiritual standpoint? They are addressed to those who had come to the place of atonement, the brazen altar was the type of the cross--the place where the life of the victim was sacraficed, where the blood was shed, where the atonement was made. To that point these Hebrew Christians had come. It was a standpoint of the Jew who saw nothing but the shadow. It was the standpoint of the Hebrew Christians who, having grasped Christ as the substance, was in danger of coming short (Heb. 4:1) of the further privileges that belong to him under the Gospel. It is to such the exhortation comes--"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace." You have come to the brazen altar--now draw near to the mercy seat. The way into the holiest is now made plain. The veil is rent in two. Our High Priest has entered in before us. The blood is sprinkled all along the way right up to the throne,--yea, on the mercy seat itself. That is the place of worship--the other is the place of atonement.