Prayer: O God, help us learn your ways through your Word. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness…
Our devotion writer remembers when his daughter, at fourteen, was inspired by a speaker from the British House of Lords. It was a moving and passionate speech about human and women’s rights which was especially moving to his young daughter. After the speech his daughter was reluctant to approach the speaker because she was shy, but soon the speaker came to her and noticed that she was interested and further encouraged his daughter to pursue her interest in the movement.
It kind of reminds me about God’s call to us. God’s Word is moving and often gives us interest in the truths and the ideas for ministry, but we are often reluctant to act. Sometimes God comes to us and gives us even more encouragement through His angels and His followers.
Have we not been inspired by a sermon, or a worship service, or a Bible study? After it’s over we go our way with the thought in our mind, but somewhere along the way we are confronted with distractions and the idea is filed away in the recess of our mind. It seems we forget about it, but sometimes God reaches out to us again reminding us of His calling.
When we are inspired by God’s Word or by His angels, we should not be afraid to approach God boldly. This is our devotion writer’s message; “This day, boldly approach God, who has approached you first and to whom Jesus has introduced you. God is interested with an intense delight in what you are doing today.”
Prayer: “Bless us with your grace, O God, that we may experience delight in the world, through Christ. Amen.”
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.
Jesus the Great High Priest
14 Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. 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.