He is the Great High Priest of people. 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. His merits may always be pleaded as the ground of our salvation. But it is not so. He is on a throne of grace. God is seated on a throne of mercy. 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".'. the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore approach with confidence [With revealed eye] to the throne of his grace, that we may receive mercy [Mercies], and find grace for help in the time of affliction. There is A God. (3) how obvious are the propriety and necessity of prayer! 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. 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. 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. 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 . Yet how few there are who are willing to pay the debt to justice thus! 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. He is always ready to pardon. Intro: Our text looks at life as a race with a course to run, and a prize to gain. In that service God is represented as seated in the most holy place on the mercy seat. that we may obtain mercy; the sure mercies of David, the blessings of the everlasting covenant; particularly pardoning mercy, and the fresh application of it, and every other blessing of grace that is needful: and there is reason to expect it, since there is mercy with God; and it is with Christ, as the head of the covenant; and it is ready for those that ask it; and it has been obtained by many, and is everlasting. I. That we must call aloud on God for his mercy, if we expect him to run to our assistance. And yet, He did so without succumbing to sin. We may, therefore, come without hesitancy, or trembling, and ask for all the mercy that we need. 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 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. The High Priest of a New Covenant. Clarke's Notes on the Bible. 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 may, therefore, come without hesitancy, or trembling, and ask for all the mercy that we need. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace - “The throne of grace!” What a beautiful expression. Take the mercy, accept the help. All these are reasons why we should persevere. 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. By day and by night; from year to year; from generation to generation; he is on such a throne. We have only to “ask for it” - and it is done. And how strange it is that all people do not pray! The only other angel whose name is revealed Gabriel, was employed in the most distinguished services. Here, nothing is to be feared, provided the heart be right with God, truly sincere, and trusting alone in the sacrificial blood. 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. Secondly, We should encourage ourselves, by the excellency of our high priest, to come boldly to the throne of grace, Hebrews 4:16. So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. That we may obtain mercy - This is what we want first. This is what we next need - we all need - we always need. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! (1) Rejoice that there “is” a throne of grace. That scene was emblematic of heaven. That scene was emblematic of heaven. 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. 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. (6) if people are not pardoned, and if they fall into sin and ruin, they alone are to blame. 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… (4) it is easy to be forgiven. The approach mentioned here is to the כפרת kapporeth, ἱλαστηριον, the propitiatory or mercy-seat. We are to call for mercy and grace when we need them; and we are to expect to receive them when we call. 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 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 this propitiatory or mercy-seat is sprinkled with the atoning blood of that Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. Who would not be glad to be able to pay a debt in a manner so easy? In their own bosoms is the reason why they are not saved. 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. Such is the assurance given us; and to this bold approach to the throne of grace all are freely invited. The approach mentioned here is to the כפרת kapporeth, ἱλαστηριον, the propitiatory or mercy-seat. (5) it is easy to obtain all the grace that we need. 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 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. 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. And find grace - Mercy refers to the pardon of sin, and being brought into the favor of God. A throne is the seat of a sovereign; a throne of grace is designed to represent a sovereign seated to dispense mercy and pardon. Yet how few there are who are willing to pay the debt to justice thus! That there is a throne of grace, i.e. And feeling our need of this, we may come and ask of God “all” that we want for this purpose. Who is there who would not be overwhelmed with despair? Hebrews 2:5 An archangel, Michael, is mentioned as having a particular relation to Israel and to the resurrections. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace - “The throne of grace!” What a beautiful expression. We need pardon - as the first thing when we come to God. We are sinful - and need mercy; we are feeble, and need grace to help us. So, brethren, I beseech you, when you hear, as Hebrews is read, God not only taking away from those Hebrews (to whom alone He gave the Ten Commandments), the whole Levitical system, but also disannulling the Law, hearken to God, not to man. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. But it is not so. There is A God. Hebrews 4:16 Commentary Hebrews 5:1-3 Commentary Hebrews 5:4-6 Commentary Hebrews 5:7-8 Commentary Hebrews 5:9-10 Commentary Hebrews 5:11-12 Commentary Hebrews 5:13-14 Commentary Hebrews 6:1-3 Commentary Hebrews 6:4-5 Commentary Hebrews 6:6 Commentary Hebrews 6:7-8 … Hebrews 10:35 - Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 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. 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 • … In every land he may be approached, and in as many different languages as people speak, may they plead for mercy. There is A Redeemer. To a God willing to show mercy he comes with the merits of a sacrifice sufficient for all, and pleads for their salvation. And feeling our need of this, we may come and ask of God “all” that we want for this purpose. 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. 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. That this exhortation of the apostle may not be lost on us, let us consider: -. Tons more resources, better tools, NIV84 and easier navigation. Here, nothing is to be feared, provided the heart be right with God, truly sincere, and trusting alone in the sacrificial blood. 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. A throne is the seat of a sovereign; a throne of grace is designed to represent a sovereign seated to dispense mercy and pardon. In their own bosoms is the reason why they are not saved. 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. 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. To a God willing to show mercy he comes with the merits of a sacrifice sufficient for all, and pleads for their salvation. Hebrews 4:16 So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Read verse in The Message Bible The illustration or comparison here may have been derived from the temple service. All that needs to be done is to plead the merits of our Great High Priest, and God is ready to pardon. 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. Jesus, the Son of God, has experienced all of our struggles, temptations, and sufferings. on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . Please modify your queries and try again. On them alone the blame must lie. He is always interceding. on StudyLight.org 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. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. That we must call aloud on God for his mercy, if we expect him to run to our assistance. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! We need pardon - as the first thing when we come to God. PREPARATION FOR THE RACE. 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. In view of it, let us. Here observe, 1. that we may obtain mercy; the sure mercies of David, the blessings of the everlasting covenant; particularly pardoning mercy, and the fresh application of it, and every other blessing of grace that is needful: and there is reason to expect it, since there is mercy with God; and it is with Christ, as the head of the covenant; and it is ready for those that ask it; and it has been obtained by many, and is everlasting. And find grace - Mercy refers to the pardon of sin, and being brought into the favor of God. (1) Rejoice that there “is” a throne of grace. Hebrews 4:16 Let us, therefore, come openly to the throne of his grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. There is a throne of grace. We may, therefore, come with boldness and look for pardon. There is a throne of grace. Every man is a sinner - and should pray for pardon; every man is weak, feeble, dependent, and should pray for grace. 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. [To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all - That is, a tenth part of all the spoils which he had taken Genesis 14:20, thus acknowledging that in dignity of office Melchizedek was greatly his superior; Hebrews 7:4, Hebrews 7:6, Hebrews 7:8. Home > Study Desk. And find grace - Favor - strength, help, counsel, direction, support, for the various duties and trials of life. And how strange it is that all people do not pray! And find grace - Favor - strength, help, counsel, direction, support, for the various duties and trials of life. Hallelujah! How strange that any should rely on their own strength, when they may lean on the arm of God! 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." We may, therefore, come with boldness and look for pardon. 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. He who reigns in heaven loves us better than we love ourselves. chief estates = the first, or leading [men]. 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. Why then, O why, should any remain unforgiven and perish? Even when pardoned, we need grace to keep us from sin, to aid us in duty, to preserve us in the day of temptation. (4) it is easy to be forgiven. Either to Christ, who is before spoken of as an high priest, and who was typified by the mercy seat, to which there seems to be an allusion; and coming to him as a priest upon his throne is very proper: to him saints come for pardon and cleansing, and for a justifying righteousness, for the acceptance of their persons, and the presentation of their services, and for every supply of grace; and to him they may come "boldly", since he stands in the relations of a Father, husband, and brother, and from him they may expect receive mercy, since it is kept for him, and with him, and is only dispensed through him; and in him they may hope to find grace, since all fulness of it dwells in him; and help in every time of need, since their help is laid on him. 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. How easy then to meet temptation if we would! Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! That this exhortation of the apostle may not be lost on us, let us consider: -. How strange that any should rely on their own strength, when they may lean on the arm of God! 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. (3) how obvious are the propriety and necessity of prayer! 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. on StudyLight.org ; Daniel 10:13,21 ; 12:1,2 ; Jude 1:9 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 . a propitiatory, the place where God and man are to meet. Who would not be glad to be able to pay a debt in a manner so easy? (5) it is easy to obtain all the grace that we need. The Amplified Bible Hebrews 4:16 Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]. There we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help. All Christians struggle with two crucial areas that will make or break us in the Christian life: perseverance in times of trial; and, prayer. 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. (6) if people are not pardoned, and if they fall into sin and ruin, they alone are to blame. 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. All these are reasons why we should persevere. 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. We are to call for mercy and grace when we need them; and we are to expect to receive them when we call. on StudyLight.org 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. Why then, O why, should any remain unforgiven and perish? a propitiatory, the place where God and man are to meet. 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. 16 Let us therefore approach with confidence [fn] to the throne of his grace, that we may receive mercy [fn] , and find grace for help in the time of affliction. By day and by night; from year to year; from generation to generation; he is on such a throne. God is seated on a throne of mercy. Sorry but your search resulted in no verses being found. 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 -. 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. 8 Now the main point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by a mere human being. Every man is a sinner - and should pray for pardon; every man is weak, feeble, dependent, and should pray for grace. lords = great men. There is A Redeemer. These two terms are often used the same way, as a general reference to the inner man. 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. He is always ready to pardon. In that service God is represented as seated in the most holy place on the mercy seat. How easy then to meet temptation if we would! 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! The Bible tells us that people have an “inner” and an “outer” nature (Genesis 2:7, 2 Corinthians 4:16). Hebrews 4:14–16 is among the most often-quoted passages in the Bible. On them alone the blame must lie. The illustration or comparison here may have been derived from the temple service. Hebrews 12:29 - for our God is a consuming fire. Yet who can feel this? He is the Great High Priest of people. Home > Study Desk. Test drive it and tell us about your experience. This is what we next need - we all need - we always need. We are sinful - and need mercy; we are feeble, and need grace to help us. 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