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Jump to: Bible Study Tools • Parallel Bible Verse • Bible Contextual Overview • Bible Verse Review • Bible Cross-References • Gill's Bible Notes • Clarke's Bible Notes • … God is seated on a throne of mercy. (1) Rejoice that there “is” a throne of grace. 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 . That there is a throne of grace, i.e. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! How easy then to meet temptation if we would! 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. 2 Corinthians 4:16 - Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. Every man is a sinner - and should pray for pardon; every man is weak, feeble, dependent, and should pray for grace. chief estates = the first, or leading [men]. That we may obtain mercy - This is what we want first. By day and by night; from year to year; from generation to generation; he is on such a throne. This is what we next need - we all need - we always need. 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. We have only to “ask for it” - and it is done. By day and by night; from year to year; from generation to generation; he is on such a throne. In their own bosoms is the reason why they are not saved. In view of it, let us. 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. 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. He is the Great High Priest of people. The Bible tells us that people have an “inner” and an “outer” nature (Genesis 2:7, 2 Corinthians 4:16). He is always ready to pardon. 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 -. Yet who can feel this? How strange that any should rely on their own strength, when they may lean on the arm of God! General Search for 'Hebrews 4:16' within '' on StudyLight.org. (5) it is easy to obtain all the grace that we need. All these are reasons why we should persevere. 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. (6) if people are not pardoned, and if they fall into sin and ruin, they alone are to blame. We need pardon - as the first thing when we come to God. That scene was emblematic of heaven. He is always interceding. The High Priest of a New Covenant. The throne of grace in heaven answers to this propitiatory, but to this All may approach who feel their need of salvation; and they may approach μετα παρῥησιας, with freedom, confidence, liberty of speech, in opposition to the fear and trembling of the Jewish high priest. That this exhortation of the apostle may not be lost on us, let us consider: -. The Jews often speak of כסא הדין, "a throne of judgment", and כסא רחמים, "a throne of mercy"; and represent God as sitting upon one or other of these, when he is dispensing justice or mercy; and the latter they sometimes call, as here, כסא חסד ורחמים, "a throne of grace and mercy": and so they make the first man Adam to pray to God after this manner; "let my prayer come before the throne of thy glory, and let my cry come before כסא רחמיך, "the throne of thy mercy".'. That we may obtain mercy - Ἱνα λαβωμεν ελεον· That we may take mercy - that we may receive the pardon of all our sins; there is mercy for the taking. Luke 4:16-21 (Dr. J. Vernon McGee) European Update [1990s] (Chuck Missler) Daniel Chapter 7 [1990s] (Chuck Missler) ... Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Hebrews 12:1-3 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "LOOKING UNTO JESUS." Hebrews 4:16. And feeling our need of this, we may come and ask of God “all” that we want for this purpose. His merits may always be pleaded as the ground of our salvation. Click the Bible to visit the new StudyLight.org being developed!! That we must feel our spiritual necessities, in order to our calling with fervency and earnestness. (4) it is easy to be forgiven. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. A vital prayer life is essential to endure trials. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Home > Study Desk. More resources, better tools and easier navigation Test drive it and tell us about your experience. The approach mentioned here is to the כפרת kapporeth, ἱλαστηριον, the propitiatory or mercy-seat. A throne is the seat of a sovereign; a throne of grace is designed to represent a sovereign seated to dispense mercy and pardon. Who is there who would not be overwhelmed with despair? We are to call for mercy and grace when we need them; and we are to expect to receive them when we call. Jesus explained that this seed represents those who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy; and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, i… He is the Great High Priest of people. 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. Why then, O why, should any remain unforgiven and perish? 1 Corinthians 4:16 - Therefore I exhort you, be imitators of me. We have only to “ask for it” - and it is done. ; Daniel 10:13,21 ; 12:1,2 ; Jude 1:9 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 . That this propitiatory or mercy-seat is sprinkled with the atoning blood of that Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. He is on a throne of grace. This is what we next need - we all need - we always need. 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. It is also one of the clearest expressions of Christianity's unique nature. In view of it, let us. And find grace - Favor - strength, help, counsel, direction, support, for the various duties and trials of life. Enjoy our FREE online Bible study tools to enhance your study. And yet, He did so without succumbing to sin. The only other angel whose name is revealed Gabriel, was employed in the most distinguished services. That this propitiatory or mercy-seat is sprinkled with the atoning blood of that Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. The approach mentioned here is to the כפרת kapporeth, ἱλαστηριον, the propitiatory or mercy-seat. He is always ready to pardon. We are not to cry to-day to be helped to-morrow, or at some indefinite time, or at the hour of death. Hebrews 12:19 - and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word be spoken to them. Failure to endure trials is the mark of the seed sown on rocky soil. God is seated on a throne of mercy. (2) we “need” the privilege of coming before such a throne. Home > Study Desk. His merits may always be pleaded as the ground of our salvation. 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 may, therefore, come without hesitancy, or trembling, and ask for all the mercy that we need. On them alone the blame must lie. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace - The allusion to the high priest, and his office on the day of atonement, is here kept up. We are not to cry to-day to be helped to-morrow, or at some indefinite time, or at the hour of death. the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Yet how few there are who are willing to pay the debt to justice thus! So, even at the throne of grace, or great propitiatory, no help can be expected where there is no cry, and where there is no cry there is no felt necessity; for he that feels he is perishing will cry aloud for help, and to such a cry the compassionate High Priest will run; and the time of need is the time in which God will show mercy; nor will he ever delay it when it is necessary. That calling thus we shall infallibly get what we want; for in Christ Jesus, as a sacrificial offering, God is ever well pleased; and he is also well pleased with all who take refuge in the atonement which he has made. But it is not so. (2) we “need” the privilege of coming before such a throne. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace - “The throne of grace!” What a beautiful expression. We may, therefore, come without hesitancy, or trembling, and ask for all the mercy that we need. So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. That this exhortation of the apostle may not be lost on us, let us consider: -. There is a throne of grace set up, a way of worship instituted, in which God may with honour meet poor sinners, and treat with them, and they may with hope draw night to him, repenting and believing. A throne is the seat of a sovereign; a throne of grace is designed to represent a sovereign seated to dispense mercy and pardon. (1) Rejoice that there “is” a throne of grace. That we may obtain mercy - This is what we want first. 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. The notice of the banquet and guests is a Divine supplement. Jesus, the Son of God, has experienced all of our struggles, temptations, and sufferings. What a world would this be if God sat on a throne of “justice” only, and if no mercy were ever to be shown to people! All that needs to be done is to plead the merits of our Great High Priest, and God is ready to pardon. 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 ). There is not a day of our lives in which we do not need pardon; not an hour in which we do not need grace. We are to call for mercy and grace when we need them; and we are to expect to receive them when we call. Here observe, 1. That we must call aloud on God for his mercy, if we expect him to run to our assistance. a propitiatory, the place where God and man are to meet. It is always accessible. What a world would this be if God sat on a throne of “justice” only, and if no mercy were ever to be shown to people! Grace is that by which the soul is supported after it has received this mercy, and by which it is purified from all unrighteousness, and upheld in all trials and difficulties, and enabled to prove faithful unto death. Romans 8, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation, containing nearly 500,000 cross-references Find Hebrews 4:12-13 Sermon Illustrations, browse preaching ideas and sermon stories on Hebrews 4:12-13 So, even at the throne of grace, or great propitiatory, no help can be expected where there is no cry, and where there is no cry there is no felt necessity; for he that feels he is perishing will cry aloud for help, and to such a cry the compassionate High Priest will run; and the time of need is the time in which God will show mercy; nor will he ever delay it when it is necessary. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. I. Such is the assurance given us; and to this bold approach to the throne of grace all are freely invited. Please modify your queries and try again. All that needs to be done is to plead the merits of our Great High Priest, and God is ready to pardon. Not until a man can prove that he has never done any sin, should he maintain that he has no need of pardon; not until he can show that he is able alone to meet the storms and temptations of life, should he feel that he has no need to ask for grace. The throne of grace in heaven answers to this propitiatory, but to this All may approach who feel their need of salvation; and they may approach μετα παρῥησιας, with freedom, confidence, liberty of speech, in opposition to the fear and trembling of the Jewish high priest. 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. Yet who can feel this? In their own bosoms is the reason why they are not saved. All Christians struggle with two crucial areas that will make or break us in the Christian life: perseverance in times of trial; and, prayer. By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death: The writer to the Hebrews assumes that only a man of faith could enjoy close communion with God. Even when pardoned, we need grace to keep us from sin, to aid us in duty, to preserve us in the day of temptation. 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. on StudyLight.org We are guilty and self-condemned - and our first cry should be for “mercy” - “mercy.” A man who comes to God not feeling his need of mercy must fail of obtaining the divine favor; and he will be best prepared to obtain that favor who has the deepest sense of his need of forgiveness. The great High Priest of the Christian calling, having shed his own blood to make expiation, is represented as approaching, God and pleading for the pardon of people. on StudyLight.org on StudyLight.org That there is a throne of grace, i.e. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace - The allusion to the high priest, and his office on the day of atonement, is here kept up. To help in time of need - Εις ευκαιρον βοηθειαν· For a seasonable support; that is, support when necessary, and as necessary, and in due proportion to the necessity. We are sinful - and need mercy; we are feeble, and need grace to help us. We may, therefore, come with boldness and look for pardon. We may, therefore, come with boldness and look for pardon. And how strange it is that all people do not pray! (4) it is easy to be forgiven. He is always interceding. the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. on StudyLight.org Here observe, 1. on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . The illustration or comparison here may have been derived from the temple service. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. 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. Hebrews 2:5 An archangel, Michael, is mentioned as having a particular relation to Israel and to the resurrections. The Jews often speak of כסא הדין, "a throne of judgment", and כסא רחמים, "a throne of mercy"; and represent God as sitting upon one or other of these, when he is dispensing justice or mercy; and the latter they sometimes call, as here, כסא חסד ורחמים, "a throne of grace and mercy": and so they make the first man Adam to pray to God after this manner; "let my prayer come before the throne of thy glory, and let my cry come before כסא רחמיך, "the throne of thy mercy".'. 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. 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